The Forest Project
The Van Eck Forest in California is comprised of four redwood forest parcels in the vicinity of Arcata, California.
A working forest conservation easement on the land ensures it will never be lost to development, converted to other uses or logged in an unsustainable manner. The easement’s terms guide the Pacific Forest Trust’s management of the land to restore its forests to old growth conditions while sustainably producing fine wood, protecting habitat for fish and wildlife, safeguarding clean water and significantly increasing the volume of carbon dioxide permanently removed from the atmosphere.
Created in July 2006, the Van Eck Forest Project was developed on the Van Eck Forest in California and became the first emissions reductions project registered and independently certified under rigorous accounting standards adopted by the state of California to help meet its ambitious greenhouse gas reduction goals.
Helping Reduce CO2 Emissions
The Van Eck Forest Project is expected to reduce more than 500,000 tons of CO2 emissions over a 100-year period by ensuring that the existing stores in this carbon rich forest are never lost, but will grow continually as timber harvest will never remove more than 50 percent of the forest’s annual growth. For comparison, a conventionally managed forest would typically be more aggressively harvested, removing as much as possible of current standing timber and continually cutting as much of the new growth as regulations will allow.
Additionally, the Van Eck Forest Project, developed on the van Eck California Forest, was the first emissions reductions project registered and independently certified under rigorous accounting standards adopted by the State of California to help meet its ambitious greenhouse gas reduction goals.
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Important Disclaimer: VanEck does not sponsor or have any direct involvement with the Van Eck Forest Project.