Project - McCloud River, USA
WHY WE LOVE THIS PROJECT
The McCloud River project is an Improved Forest Management project. It generates emissions reductions through sustainable practices of commercial timberlands about 20 miles southeast of Mount Shasta in Northern California. Commercial harvesting does occur on the project, but by using sustainable practices the landowners have preserved more forest and actually increase the amount of carbon stored by the property over time.
Type: Improved Forest Management
Location: United States
Area: 3,723 ha
Issued: 451,927 t
Biomass: 168 t/ha
Standards: Climate Action Reserve
Given the project's location right along (and including) nearby rivers, the project plays a role in ensuring clean water, with the surrounding forest acting as a natural water filter to keep the river freer from pollution. Additionally, the project provides habitat to some classic western United States wildlife including Black Bear, Northern Spotted Owl, and Roosevelt Elk.
We observe a decrease in biomass and changes in canopy cover for this project in a pattern consistent with sustainable harvesting. As an Improved Forest Management project, McCloud River actively harvests using sustainable forest management practices. These practices overall help ensure more carbon is sequestered on this land than typical harvesting practices in the region.
Jan. 1st 2009
Project start date
Dec. 31st 2011
First verification period complete
Dec. 31st 2014
Second verification period complete
Dec. 31st 2017
Third verification period complete
Jan. 1st 2108
End of crediting period