This is an emissions reduction project that has been sponsored by Sustainable Travel International
Verification: California Climate Action Reserve
Crediting Period: 2004 – 2104
Projected Annual Emission Reductions: 85,000
The 23,780-acre Garcia River Forest is located in the heart of the Redwood region of California’s North Coast. The project area is under the ownership of The Conservation Fund, a national nonprofit dedicated to protecting America’s most vital landscapes and waterways, and was established as California’s first non-profit working forest.
The Conservation Fund is working to rebuild the area’s commercial timber inventories to support historical local economy and restore habitat for local rare and threatened species while protecting the forest from conversion to vineyards or home developments. The Garcia River forest comprises one-third of the watershed of the Garcia River and contains a magnificent expanse of redwoods and Douglas firs. The forest also supports the endangered coho salmon and numerous other rare plants and animals.
Redwood forests store more carbon per acre than any other forest type. In addition to mitigating climate change, The Garcia River Forest project protects water quality, restores wildlife habitat, preserves local jobs and will enhance opportunities for public recreation for current and generations to come.
Learn more about the Garcia River Project on The Conservation Fund’s website.