The Ontario Biodiversity Afforestation Project converts historically farmed, but currently fallow, land in Northeastern Ontario back to native, boreal forest. The project takes place along the highway 11 corridor beginning near Powassan, extending north towards Kapuskasing, Ontario. The project areas fall within the Boreal & Great Lakes St Lawrence Forest Regions and contain an abundance of land that had been cleared for the purpose of farming but is currently fallow. In the absence of this project, these lands would continue to remain underproductive for the timeframe of the project. Through the project, a minimum of 150 hectares of this land have been returned to its historical Boreal or Great Lakes St Lawrence forest conditions.

This project, developed by Forest Carbon Alliance Inc. is motivated by the restoration of historical forest conditions for areas where certain conditions prohibits their natural renewal. Through strategic partnerships with landowners, expertise and the sharing of resources we can ensure that these lands are returned to a productive forest. Since landowners have no obligation to re-establish their lands as forests, the project activities, therefore, go beyond the “business as usual case” for both the landowner and project proponents.

This project will benefit communities that rely on healthy Boreal and Great Lakes St Lawrence Forest, where local ecotourism economies are dependent on stable populations of moose, deer, fish and the quality of forest cover. The total carbon sequestration throughout the lifespan of the project is currently calculated to be 75,000+ tCO2e.

The renewal of Boreal and Great Lakes St. Lawrence Forest will help contribute to maintaining High Conservation Values identified by the proponent and thus provide various species with the contiguous forest habitat they require for survival.

Forest Carbon Alliance (FCAI) is a joint venture owned by First Resource Management Group Inc. (FRMG) and Carbon Offset Management Group Inc. (Carbonzero). FCAI is comprised of professional foresters that have managed over 50,000 square kilometres of Crown Forests in Ontario and have overseen the planting of over 25 million trees in the last three years.

Project Type

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

Afforestation

Standard

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ISO 14064-2

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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.

2014 (Ex Ante)

Availability

November 2015

Reports

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