Erica Meta Smith

Registered Professional Forester, Terra Global Capital

Erica Meta Smith, M.F., Registered Professional Forester, joined Terra Global Capital in 2009. She provides technical forestry knowledge, on-ground carbon quantification expertise, and specialization in field data for MRV. Erica manages the Technical Team (NRM, GHG Quantification and GIS teams) at Terra Global. She has firsthand knowledge of forestry-based income and the experience of depending on natural resources as a livelihood. Since joining in 2009, Erica is the lead forester and field expert at Terra Global Capital, working closely with Partners, local experts, government, and local entities to collaboratively create nature-based solutions to climate change. Erica has worked in forest policy and in technical forestry operations. Erica has extensive experience in the REDD+ sector training communities and in-country experts for excellence in MRV across the globe. She received her undergraduate degree in forestry and Master of Forestry from the University of California-Berkeley in 2005 and 2007. Her Master's work reviewed the California Climate Action Registry's Forestry Protocols and the implications of carbon markets in California. Erica is a Certified Ecologist through the Ecological Society of America and a Registered Professional Forester in the State of California.