Johnson County, Tennessee
Located on more than 8,000 acres of mixed hardwoods in northeast Tennessee, the offsets from the Doe Mountain Improved Forest Management Project provide regular income stream for the recreation area’s trail and infrastructure improvements while conserving Doe Mountain’s visually stunning landscape for future generations. Prior to 2017, this land had no protections in place until the Doe Mountain Recreation Authority (DMRA) Board voted unanimously to increase the Doe Mountain forest carbon storage above the baseline level over a 40-year period, protecting the land from alternative scenarios such as subdivision and development or timber harvesting.
Wu’erqihan Town, Yakeshi City
The Inner Mongolia Wu’erqihan IFM (conversion of logged to protected forest) Project (hereafter “the project activity”) is implemented in Wu’erqihan Town, Yakeshi City, Inner Mongollia Autonomous Region of China, which includes the Improved Forest Management (IFM) of the forests in the conversion of logged to protected forest. The area of the project activity is 43,167 ha. The species involved in the project are Birch (Betula platyphylla) and Larch (Larix gmelinii)
Shasta and Siskiyou Counties, California
Through conservation-based management of commercial timberlands, the McCloud Improved Forest Management Project generates a reasonable return on investment to the landowners while increasing the total carbon stores on the site, over time. About 20 miles southeast of Mount Shasta in northern California, the project achieves a variety of co-benefits, including protecting local water quality, providing habitat for sensitive species, and producing significant volumes of wood that will help to support the local timber economy.