Forests sequester carbon from the atmosphere, and from a carbon budget perspective they can either be a net drain from or a net source of atmospheric carbon. The extent of this sequestration depends upon landbase characteristics, forest and stand dynamics, and the forest management practices employed. Carbon that is sequestered is removed from the atmosphere and is unavailable to contribute to global warming. The B.C. Government has taken legislative and regulatory measures to encourage organizations to reduce their carbon footprint by reducing or offsetting their greenhouse gas emissions. The resulting need to be able to offset carbon emissions has created a market for carbon credits. The Revelstoke Community Forest Corporation (RCFC) has contracted Timberline Natural Resource Group Ltd. (Timberline) to carry out a carbon budget analysis to provide a strategic assessment of the impact that current and potential management regimes would have on carbon stocks TFL 56.