The Niagara Escarpment Forest Carbon Project (NEFCP) s publicly listed on the CSA CleanProjects Registry and has been 3rd party verified under ISO-14064-2 by Carbon Consult Group. This project promotes and maintains the function and diversity of ecosystems along Ontario’s Niagara escarpment. The Niagara escarpment stretches from Niagara Falls towards Tobermory, and extends along Manitoulin Island.


Conditions within the properties managed by the Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy (EBC) vary significantly and range from very productive forestland, to open grasslands, to Alvar conditions with shallow soils. The EBC is a registered charity whose mission is to maintain, enhance or restore areas of native species or natural habitat, and to encourage and support scientific research and educational services related thereto. The EBC also educates the public about conservation and preservation of the landscape, ecology and wildlife of the Niagara Escarpment partly through providing low impact, ecologically sustainable recreational opportunities.


This project will promote and maintain forest cover, and ecosystem function, in areas where local dynamics (e.g. logging, mineral extraction, severances, etc.) increase pressures on land and wildlife. Establishing tree growth in these areas will contribute to carbon capture, and enhance biodiversity in the area. Project achievements will include, 50,000+ tCO2e of carbon reductions achieved between 2002 and 2016, protection of rare species, biodiversity, and geological features in their natural condition, encourages sustainable low-impact recreation, and protection of featured species such as, Pileated Woodpecker, Painted Turtle, and Great Grey Owl.

Project Type

Verified Emissions Reductions are achieved from each project through verification and validation that is specific to each project that mitigates climate change.

Improved Forest Management (IFM)

Standard

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ISO-14064-2

Registry

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Vintage

This is the year in which the emissions reductions took place for a specific project. The quantity of carbon that has been offset are validated and verified by accredited GHG auditors.

2005-2013

Availability

June 2017

Reports

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