These important old growth forests will reduce about 1.5 million tonnes of carbon in 30 years. This project ensures the survival of these trees, providing a safe home for the animals and clean air for Earth.
This project protects an old growth spruce forest on the North Coast of Afognak Island in Alaska. It will sequester about 1.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents over its 30-year life. The project “protects unlogged forests that would be logged in the absence of carbon finance.” Unfortunately, harmful logging still happens on adjacent lands so protecting this portion is of utmost importance.
The island is in Southwestern Alaska about 40 miles a from Kodiak. It is remote and can only be accessed by boat or helicopter. The land parcel was created by the American Land Conservancy and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation between 2005-2009 with the objective of conserving the land in perpetuity. Prior to its acquisition, it was used exclusively for timber production. The project is now managed and monitored by the State of Alaska for the purpose of wilderness and ecosystem protection. Funds from the sale of carbon credits will be used to protect the property and the expense of annual monitoring, verification, registration and issuance.
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- Goal 13: Climate action
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