Solutions / Forest management
Through changes in management practices of private forestlands, we quantify carbon that otherwise would be unrestricted for harvest, and account for its continued growth.
This project is designed under the American Carbon Registry’s Methodology for Improved Forest Management in Non-Federal U.S. Forestlands (Version 2.0; July 2022).
This methodology accounts for the commitment of the landowner to reduce or eliminate the harvesting of timber, effectively avoiding deforestation and allowing trees to sequester carbon. Our regional model boosts transparency and trust between the buyer and landowner.
We require a commitment of low or zero harvest for 40 years of the project, and apply these restrictions to the property to ensure long-term performance in the event the property changes hands.
Enrollment in our program represents an immediate change from previous practice and a legally binding and public-facing commitment to increase carbon stocks for four decades.
ACE landowners have been thoroughly vetted and are contractually obligated for a series of requirements that meet the standard for additionality, including: