Alterra Hetzel

Forest Business Development Manager, Go Zero


Alterra HetzelAlterra has extensive expertise in carbon markets, green power, corporate sustainability and fundraising. She leads the sales of The Conservation Fund’s pool of voluntary forest carbon offsets for its Go Zero program.

Alterra seeks to partner with those interested in voluntary emission reductions and in providing philanthropic support through forest carbon projects. As part of her role, she manages multiple carbon project types, including project inventory and carbon standards. She also negotiates pricing for buyers and donors interested in the benefits of clean air, enhanced water quality, wildlife habitat and stronger local economies. 

Alterra holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from George Mason University.

Contact:  ahetzel@conservationfund.org  571-251-8293

Featured Projects

Go Zero at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

Go Zero at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge

Located deep in the Rio Grande Valley at the southeastern tip of Texas along the Rio Grande River and...
Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge

Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge

Louisiana’s Ouachita River starts just 20 miles north of Monroe and stretches more than 42,500 acres north over the...
Go Zero at Santee National Wildlife Refuge, South Carolina Tree Planting

Go Zero at Santee National Wildlife Refuge, South Carolina Tree Planting

Santee National Wildlife Refuge encompasses approximately 13,000 acres, including 39 miles of shoreline along the banks of Lake Marion,...

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Go Zero at Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge

Go Zero at Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge

Louisiana Tree Planting The Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1978 to protect 42,594 acres of wildlife habitat...
Go Zero at Rouge Park, Detroit Tree Planting

Go Zero at Rouge Park, Detroit Tree Planting

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Go Zero at Red River National Wildlife Refuge

Go Zero at Red River National Wildlife Refuge

With its roots high in the Texas Panhandle, two forks of the Red River confluence at the Texas-Oklahoma border...
Go Zero At Mingo National Wildlife Refuge

Go Zero At Mingo National Wildlife Refuge

When settlers first came to Missouri’s Bootheel region, lush bottomland hardwood forests, including giant cypress and tupelo trees, blanketed...
Go Zero at Marais Des Cynes National Wildlife Refuge Program

Go Zero at Marais Des Cynes National Wildlife Refuge Program

Supported by donations from the Fund’s voluntary carbon offset program, Go Zero®, we have helped restore more than 775...
Go Zero At Lake Ophelia And Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuges

Go Zero At Lake Ophelia And Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuges

High above the Lake Ophelia and Grand Cote national wildlife refuges in central Louisiana, hundreds of thousands of birds...
Garcia River Forest

Garcia River Forest

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Big River And Salmon Creek Forests

Big River And Salmon Creek Forests

Although Northern California’s coastal forests have long supported abundant wildlife and a thriving economy—nearly 40 percent of the value...