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Forest

About Sky Harvest

To preserve our home

We believe the most effective, scalable way to enhance climate resiliency and reverse temperature rise is to compensate landowners to

defer timber harvests

WHY WE EXIST

To serve our landowners

Our landowners treasure their land. We are here to serve them by finding new ways for them to access environmental markets.

To seek sensible solutions

We are optimistic about our future. We believe in the power of human ingenuity and collective action.

So we dare to see what we can do.

COMPANY VISION

Leading issuer of US-based carbon credits that fully offset the social cost of emissions.

GLOBAL VISION

A world where all carbon producers and carbon consumers
are incented to act in the best interest of each other.

Will Clayton
Founder and CEO

  • Sky Harvest is based in Dallas, Texas but its origins were born and bred across the forests of North Carolina. Will sold his first carbon credit on a family property along the Cape Fear River in Lillington, NC

  • Sky Harvest is a passion for Will – it blends his love for the outdoors as an Eagle Scout, his belief in market-driven outcomes as an economist, and his affinity for creating solutions as an entrepreneur

  • Previously, Will served as the Chief of Staff at Strata Clean Energy where he was responsible for architecting and implementing Strata’s corporate strategy, as well as the successful turnaround of an underperforming division with 200+ employees

  • Prior to Strata, Will worked for The Boston Consulting Group, where he advised clients on strategy development, market growth, and program management in the energy and consumer industries, as well as the public sector

  • Will chairs the board of the Broughton Travel Fellowship, which he founded in 2013 to offer international travel opportunities for financially in-need youth

  • Will earned a BA in Economics with highest honors from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 2012 where he was a Morehead-Cain Scholar

Will Clayton Sky Harvest

Academic Advisory Board

Stith Gower, PhD

Stith Gower, PhD

Education

  • B.S. Furman University, 1980

  • M.S. North Carolina State University, 1983

  • Ph.D. University of Washington, 1987

Research focus

  • Effect of disturbance on carbon budgets of forest ecosystems

  • Life cycle inventories of GHGs to produce wood and paper products

  • Forest carbon adaptation and mitigation management

  • Whole system analysis of forest ecosystems and landscapes to optimize sustainable production of ecosystem goods and services

Leah Rathbun, PhD

Leah Rathbun, PhD

Education

  • B.S. University of Minnesota, 2004

  • M.S. University of Minnesota, 2007

  • Ph.D. University of British Columbia, 2011

Public sector career: US Forest Service, 10 years

  • Asst Director of Renewable resource

  • Biometrician

Research focus

  • Enhancing forest inventories with use of LiDAR

  • Modeling forested ecosystems impact on climate change

Sky Harvest now operating in 7 states across the Southeast

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