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Darkwoods Forest Conservation

Darkwoods Forest Conservation

[Image: Habitats - Trees - by Bruce Kirkby]

Wyld has worked with South Pole to purchase and retire carbon credits from this project to help offset its 2021 operational greenhouse gas emissions.

Location: southeastern British Columbia, Canada. The property is bounded by the town of Creston in the south and Lake Kootenay in the east.

Description: Darkwoods Forest Conservation is a carbon sequestration project that achieves emissions reductions by preventing emissions otherwise caused by commercial logging activities.

The project area connects a surrounding network of protected lands into one contiguous conservation area of over 100,000 hectares, preserving habitat for at-risk native wildlife including an endangered herd of mountain caribou. The property also serves as an ecological corridor for roaming keystone species such as grizzly bears, wolverines and elk. The Darkwoods conservation area is also a ‘living laboratory’ for scientists who conduct a wide range of research, from insect impact studies to conservation strategies. - source: South Pole

Project Standards: The Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) or “Verra” & The Climate, Community & Biodiversity (CCB)

Project Proponent: Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) who acquired the project’s 54,792 hectares of land in 2008.

Project Impact & Related Sustainable Development Goals (SDG):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work & Economic Growth: 292 new jobs created to date and increasing annually

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action: 146,000 tonnes of CO2e mitigated on average annually by the overall project

  • SDG 15 - Life on Land: 54,792 hectares protected from commercial logging to sequester carbon

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