Mendocino, California, USA
The Garcia River Forest project is located on California’s North coast in Mendocino County. The 23,780-acre forest has become a model site for demonstrating the important role forests play in addressing climate change. Its ecosystems safeguard habitats for rare and threatened species. Sustainable forest management of Garcia River enables the storage of more than 77,000 tons of carbon emissions annually. Careful, selective logging of its Redwood and Douglas fir timber contributes to the local economy of Mendocino County.
Acres of forest protected
Cars-worth of emissions absorbed per year
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.
Sustainable economic growth will require societies to create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs. The Garcia River Forest Project helps provide jobs to the local community.
Investments in infrastructure that are crucial to achieving sustainable development.
Climate change is a global challenge that affects everyone, everywhere. This project aids in reducing the amount of carbon in the atmosphere which helps ameliorate the effects of climate change.
Careful management of our global supply of water is a key feature of a sustainable future.
Sustainably managing forests, combating desertification, halting and reversing land degradation, and halting biodiversity loss. The Garcia River Forest Project ensures a safe habitat for many different species of plants and animals.
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