Steve Dettman - Director of Forestry

Steve has spent the past 12 years planning and managing forest conservation projects around the world. Based in Portland, Oregon, Steve heads Era’s development of forest carbon projects across the continental US for the California regulatory market (AB 32). For the past six years, Steve has focused on developing forest carbon offset projects under regulatory and voluntary protocols in temperate and tropical forests. He has experience working with for profit corporations, international NGOs, state regulatory agencies, and the US Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Bureau of Land Management in evaluating forestlands for their ecosystem service potential.  Steve is a recognized AFOLU expert and member of policy working groups with the Verified Carbon Standard, and an accredited verifier under the US Forestry and Urban Forestry protocols with the California Air Resources Board. Steve received his Master’s in Forestry from Yale University and is a Society of American Foresters Certified Forester (#4019).