LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, April 20, 2023 – American Carbon Registry (ACR), a nonprofit enterprise of Winrock International, announces the opening of the application window for candidates for the Hunter Parks Conservation Fellowship at ACR. The Fellowship, established jointly with Green Assets in remembrance of the organizations’ business colleague, founder, and dear friend, was announced last month to advance Hunter’s conservation vision.
The two-year Fellowship will be awarded to a recent forestry graduate on a competitive basis. The Fellow will engage on a day-to-day basis with forestry and carbon market experts in the evaluation of forest carbon project design and implementation to support the ongoing work to harness the power of carbon markets to conserve, sustainably manage and restore forestlands across the U.S.
Hunter founded Green Assets Inc., a forest carbon project development firm, in 2009 with the goal of providing landowners the opportunity to bring environmental and economic value to their property through conservation projects. Hunter’s absolute passion for conservation was evident in everything he did. As a landowner himself, he learned by doing and aimed to ensure that other landowners interested in tapping carbon markets for conservation finance had a trustworthy partner. The company’s mission is summed up by its motto of ‘Landowners working with Landowners.’ Following Hunter’s vision, the organization guides the development of projects, programs, and methodologies to meet the goals of landowners, while establishing a foundation of integrity in the marketplace.
The Hunter Parks Fellowship at ACR aims to continue to provide opportunity for growth in the forest carbon space by selecting a candidate who embodies Hunter’s passion for conservation, of exploring the unknown, and ensuring landowners get a fair, sustainable deal when participating in the carbon market, while promoting quality and integrity.