Dovetail Partners Inc., Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences, and Spatial Informatics Group collaborated with the Aitkin and Cass County Land Departments to form the Minnesota North Woods Carbon Partnership. The Blandin Foundation supported a study by Manomet and SIG to evaluate carbon credit eligibility under the Chicago Climate Exchange Forest Protocol and a proposed methodology under the Voluntary Carbon Standard. (completed June 2009) The Climate Action Reserve (CAR) 3.0 Forest Project Protocol was approved at the completion of this study. Since that time, we determined that the VCS methodology evaluated would likely meet the public lands requirements under CAR.