Dr. Charles Kerchner oversees the SIG Carbon team that includes a portfolio of 22 Improved Forest Management projects, encompassing 800,000+ acres and 16.3 million credits in the voluntary and California compliance market. He is a recognized VCS AFOLU expert reviewer and has worked in all stages of project development, including origination, inventory design, quantification, and credit sales. Dr. Kerchner has transacted over $100 million worth of credit sales on behalf of clients in the voluntary and California compliance market, including some of the largest California compliance projects to date.
Prior to joining SIG Carbon, he was the lead carbon specialist for a Global Environmental Facility that funded afforestation / reforestation project in the Dominican Republic. Dr. Kerchner has also worked as the Director of Forestry at AgRefresh, an environmental accounting firm, as a research assistant at the University of Vermont’s Carbon Dynamics Lab, and as an agroforestry Peace Corps Specialist and development consultant.
He holds a B.A. from Lafayette College, an M.S. in Forest Economics from the University of Vermont, and a Ph.D. in Forestry from the University of Vermont. His peer-reviewed published dissertation assessed the viability of the California compliance offset market for Northeast landowners.
To reach Dr. Kerchner: email@example.com