Carbon markets offer emerging possibilities to conserve working forestlands, reduce atmospheric carbon and provide financing for natural climate solutions. However, as demand increases for these projects, so do questions around their efficacy in fighting climate change, as well as concerns around whether they will be used to reduce overall timber volume and create unintended consequences for rural communities and sustainable building material supply chains. The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) knows firsthand both the excitement and concerns that come up as more entities, including DNR itself, dive into this world. Washington’s DNR has launched a first-of-its-kind carbon project, released a “Carbon Playbook” outlining the many ways in which carbon projects could help the agency reach its conservation and management goals and advocated for agency request legislation for DNR to have clear authority to directly enter into carbon markets itself. Over the course of this workshop, representatives from the agency, including the statewide elected Commissioner of Public Lands, will share information about each of these three elements, including the concerns we heard along the way from stakeholders from every end of the spectrum. Then, we’ll turn it over to the participants: what strategies would you put in place to operationalize carbon projects on DNR lands that meet multiple objectives—conserve working forestland, reduce atmospheric carbon and seek financing for natural climate solutions and other critical natural resource management?