The following is a sample of forest carbon projects developed by the Finite Carbon forestry team. We developed the first registered Improved Forest Management (IFM) projects for a land trust outside California, TIMO, and REIT for the California Air Resources Board greenhouse gas emissions trading program. Finite Carbon has more experience than any other carbon project developer in successfully navigating project verification for IFM projects under California's Forest Offset Protocol.
Downeast Lakes Land Trust
Farm Cove Lake, Maine
In partnership with a leading Maine land trust, Finite Carbon developed the nation’s first California Air Resources Board Improved Forest Management (IFM) project. This 19,100 acre spruce/fir and northern hardwood project in southeastern Maine generated nearly 200,000 offsets at initial registration and is expected to generate 400,000 total offsets during the project’s first 10 years.
The Forestland Group
Champion Carbon Project, New York
The Forestland Group’s Champion Carbon Project is the first IFM project in the nation for a timberland investment management organization (TIMO) and covers more than 100,000 acres of northern hardwood forests in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. The project is expected to generate nearly a half-million carbon offsets over the project’s first ten years.
Moro Big Pine, Arkansas
The 16,000 acre Moro Big Pine tract is the nation’s first IFM compliance offset project for a publicly-traded real estate investment trust (REIT). The property is protected from development by a permanent working forest conservation easement and is actively managed for a mix of forest poducts, public access recreation, and harbors Arkansas’ largest population of federally endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers on private land. The project generated over two hundred thousand CA compliance grade forest offsets at initial registration.
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Brosnan Plantation, South Carolina
Owned by Norfolk Southern and its predecessors for more than 160 years, Brosnan Forest is the largest corporately held and privately protected property in South Carolina. Now protected from development by an easement, Brosnan includes more than 6,000 acres of longleaf pine forest providing habitat to the largest known and most researched population of Red-cockaded Woodpeckers under single ownership on private land.
United Church of Christ
Shannondale Tree Farm, Missouri
Purchased in the 1940’s to demonstrate sustainable forestry practices to the surrounding community, the 4,000 acre Shannondale Tree Farm has become one of the largest demonstrations of successful long-term private forest management in the Ozarks. Committed to sustainable forestry, environmental improvement and community outreach, Shannondale Tree Farm is the oldest, continuously owned Tree Farm in Missouri.
New England Forestry Foundation
Hersey Mountain Wilderness, New Hampshire
New England Forestry Foundation, a recognized leader in conserving working forests, collaborated with Finite Carbon to develop a forest carbon project on 2,100 acres of the Hersey Mountain Forest in New Hampton and Sanbornton, New Hampshire. When the project is registered, it is expected to generate more than 70,000 carbon offsets in a 10-year period.
Molpus Woodlands Group
Brimstone Forest, Tennessee
In partnership with Molpus Woodlands Group, Finite Carbon is working to develop only the second listed Improved Forest Management (IFM) project outside of California under the Climate Action Reserve. The project involves more than 4,300 acres located in eastern Tennessee in the Cumberland Mountains near Oak Ridge. It is expected to generate several hundred thousand carbon offsets during the project period.
The Forestland Group
Yalbac REDD Project, Belize
Tim completed a project identification and pre-feasibility land-use study for The Forestland Group on their timberland holdings in Belize. The results: a potential opportunity to avoid several million emissions from deforestation over the next decade. The Finite Carbon team is now working with The Forestland Group on full feasibility and project development for an avoided planned deforestation project using the Verified Carbon Standard tagged with Forest Stewardship Council and Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standard certifications.