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.
Hernando County, Florida
Located near Brooksville, this 1.6 MW gas-to-energy project produces enough energy to power about 1,000 homes and prevents methane (a potent global warming pollutant) from escaping into the atmosphere.
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)
Coast Province, Kenya, Africa
The Kasigau Corridor REDD+ project protects over 500,000 acres of dryland forest in southeastern Kenya, securing the wildlife migration corridor between Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks. Prior to project implementation, the forested area was under intense threat from slash and burn agriculture, thus regional advancement of alternative livelihoods and sustainable community development have been instrumental in the project’s realization.
The Los Eucaliptos project in Southeast Uruguay will contribute to the sequestration of carbon by introducing the silvipastural system on lands degraded by heavy tillage and cattle grazing. The more than 11k acre project will improve the livelihood of nearby communities by creating jobs associated with improved forest management and activities related to the eucalyptus plantation.
Bandundu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa
The Mai Ndombe REDD+ project protects over 740,000 acres of humid tropical and swamp forest located in the central part of the Congo River basin in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The project and surrounding area have been designated as a high conservation priority within the Congo Basin, the world’s second-largest intact rainforest, and provide habitat for threatened and endemic species as well as important landscape-level connectivity.
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.
Prairie Pothole Region, North Dakota
Spanning much of North Dakota, as well as parts of Iowa, Minnesotta, South Dakota, and Montana, the unique Prairie Pothole Region (PPR) landscape, known for its diverse wetlands and large areas of native prairie, provides critical habitat for many of the nation’s migratory birds, including grassland birds. Maintaining wetlands and grasslands in the region provide diverse benefits, including water quality protection, potential flood reduction, carbon sequestration and enhanced wetland and wildlife habitat.
Minot, North Dakota
PrairieWinds is a North Dakota grid connected wind project located near Minot, North Dakota. The project generates emissions reductions by displacing grid connected electricity.
Kent County, Michigan
Located in Kent County, Michigan, This project produces energy from landfill gas for the local citizens, and prevents methane from being released into the environment in the process.