The McCloud River project is located 20 miles southeast of Mt. Shasta in Northern California. An improved forest management project, it generates carbon emissions reductions through sustainable practices of commercial timberlands. Improved Forest Management (IFM) is an agriculture, forestry, and land-use project category that relates to forest management activities that result in increased carbon stocks within forests and/or reduce greenhouse gas emissions from forestry activities when compared to business-as-usual forestry practices. By using sustainable practices, landowners have preserved more forest and actually increased the amount of carbon stored by the property over time. The McCloud River project in Northern California sequesters carbon from the atmosphere and provides safe habitats for wildlife.
Metric tons of carbon captured per year
Acres of forest protected
- Acts as a natural water filter for surrounding areas, having a protected forest and water source help create a water cycle that is not tainted by pollutants or disrupted by deforestation. Bolsters the local economy through sustainably-extracted timber that creates jobs for people harvesting and processing the timber.
- Provides safe and protected habitat to key wildlife by practicing sustainable forest and timber management that reduce the destruction of wildlife habitats.
- Generates a return on investment for landowners through sustainable forest management that increases the total carbon stores.
- Bolsters the local economy through sustainably-extracted timber that creates jobs for people harvesting and processing the timber.
Climate Action Reserve encourages action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by ensuring the environmental integrity and financial benefit of emissions reduction projects. It was founded in 2001 and establishes high quality standards for carbon offset projects, oversees independent third-party verification bodies, issues carbon credits generated from such projects and tracks the transaction of credits over time in a transparent, publicly-accessible system.