The BigCoast Forest Climate Initiative is a carbon crediting opportunity like no other — a detailed forest management plan focused on the charismatic forestland of Coastal British Columbia, Canada.
By committing managed forests into conserved ecological areas, we increase carbon retention and reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs).
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Location: Canada — Coastal British Columbia
Project Type: Improved Forest Management in Temperate Forests
Standard: Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) VM0012
GHG Emission Reduction: Over 10 million metric tonnes CO2e
What the BigCoast Forest does.
The BigCoast Forest Climate Initiative defers the harvesting of 40,000 hectares (100,000 acres) of private land in Coastal British Columbia for 25 years and potentially longer. By converting working forests into project lands, we will increase carbon storage and avoid future GHG emissions from logging operations across an area featuring some of British Columbia's oldest trees and important ecosystems. The BigCoast Forest Climate Initiative reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than 10 million tonnes of carbon dioxide over the life of the initiative. It contributes to the broader regional ecosystem, which is home to bear, elk, salmon, orca and more.
Tree of Life.
For Coastal First Nations, the western red cedar, known as the “tree of life” because of its medicinal and practical uses, is one of the most culturally rich and vital trees in the Pacific Northwest.
The BigCoast Forest Climate Initiative directly contributes to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development. Specifically, implementation of the carbon crediting project directly contributes to Sustainable Development Goals: 13 Climate Action, 14 Life Below Water, and 15 Life on Land.
British Columbia, Canada
Extending the Initiative
A portion of the revenue will enable cultural and scientific research through the
Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCA) Innovation Program and the Pacific Salmon Foundation