The purpose of this blog is to create an open and accessible log of the steps that Selkirk College is pursuing to obtain carbon offsets on the College lands. The college has over 900ha of land in two woodlots, an educational forest and the Castlegar campus grounds. This blog will document the resources, data and models used, and attempt to highlight obstacles and solutions encountered in offset project process. The goal is to create an ‘open classroom’ where the public, students, local consultants and forest managers can learn about carbon offset opportunities and pitfalls, find data and tools, and ultimately reduce the risk and cost of pursuing carbon offset opportunities in the Kootenays and beyond. We also hope that this will become a place for interaction and discussion about these interests.