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Garcia River Forest

Mendocino, California

PROJECT DEVELOPER: The Conservation Fund
PROJECT OWNER: The Conservation Fund
START UP DATE: 2012
PROJECT TYPE: Improved Forest Management
OFFSET STANDARD: Climate Action Reserve

 

A nearly 24,000-acre expanse of redwood and Douglas fir forests along the Garcia River, developed through creation of California’s first large nonprofit-owned working forest. Garcia River Forest comprises one-third of the watershed of the Garcia River, and the redwood forest type that dominates here is remarkably resilient and productive: redwood trees sprout from stumps, there are few pests or diseases and the forest can produce lumber that is uniquely beautiful, durable and valuable. By sustainably managing the forest, we trap an estimated 77,000 carbon emission tons annually.