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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 (IFM)

Standard/Methodology: Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) VM0012


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Key Facts

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What the BigCoast Forest does.

The BigCoast Forest Climate Initiative conserves 40,000 hectares (100,000 acres) of unique forest ecosystems on the West Coast of Canada. Committing timberlands into a nature-based climate solution with our partners keep carbon out of the atmosphere across this diverse landscape. It is a new way for these lands to contribute to the broader regional ecosystem, which is home to bear, elk, salmon and orca.

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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.

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The BigCoast Forest Climate Initiative directly contributes to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). BigCoast Forest is certified to the SDGs Verified Impact Standard (SD VISta) and Verified Carbon Standard (Verra Registered) for directly contributing to 5 of the SDGS: 

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17 aquatic stewardship projects
within the project area 

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Corporate Sustainability Progress Reports
published annually, ensuring adoption of sustainable practices by large and transnational companies

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650,000 tonnes of CO  e
reduced on average per year

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17 anadromous fish stewardship projects
within the project area 

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100% Sustainable Forestry Initiative   Certification
for all forestlands in the project



British Columbia, Canada

Project Area with select projects shown

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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.

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This unique conservation initiative is available through carbon credits generated from the conservation of old forest habitats on private timberlands of Coastal British Columbia encompassed by the BigCoast Forest Climate Initiative. The premium carbon credits from the BigCoast Forest Climate Initiative in British Columbia, Canada can be a part of your strategy to reduce your organization’s carbon and environmental footprints. 

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Contact us to discuss your climate action goals. 


Channel Partner

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To submit inquiries and feedback through our implementation partner, Green-Raise, click here:

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Implementation Partner

Initiative Extension Participants

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