Forest and Land Carbon
Forest and land carbon is integral to forests, the Province and the climate. Utilizing innovative methods and an interdisciplinary approach, our team of economists, research scientists, professional foresters, and climate change policy experts are finding ways forest and land carbon can benefit our forests, the Province and the climate. This work applies to all regions of the Province and actively integrates with work undertaken in government, industry and the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.
Climate mitigation potential of British Columbian forests: Growing carbon sinks provides information on the Ministry’s current approach to forest carbon management.
Forest Carbon Opportunities in BC
Forest Carbon Partnership Program kicks off in Quesnel with 2013 spring plant
This new program was successfully launched at the end of May with the first 19,000 trees planted on provincial forest land in Quesnel. The province’s partner, the Carbon Offset Aggregation Cooperative, has agreed to plant a minimum of 1,100 ha over the next five years. Tree Canada has also become a partner under the program to help restore 44 hectares of forest land in Vanderhoof district, funded by private corporations and beginning in spring 2014.
- Forest Carbon Offset Protocol (FCOP)
The Government of British Columbia has developed a
Forest Carbon Offset Protocol (FCOP) to guide the design, development, quantification and verification of B.C forest carbon offsets from a broad range of forest activities on private and public land in B.C.
- Lists of Qualified Forest Carbon Project Managers
The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations recently held a Request For Qualifications to establish lists of qualified forest carbon project managers in order to assist forest carbon project investors with the establishment of forest carbon projects on BC’s forests.
Forest Carbon RFP Opportunity Closed November 30, 2012
The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations held a Request for Proposals for a coordinating entity capable of establishing a BC forest carbon program of activities that would begin projects in 2013. This opportunity closed November 30, 2012. The Prince George based Carbon Offset Aggregation Cooperative was the successful proponent.
BC Forest Carbon Investment Opportunities Information Book
This 16 page booklet provides information about forest carbon projects on BC’s forest lands. It includes information on available land, potential gains from projects, the forest carbon investment process and more
In-house Science, Research and Reporting
Local reports from the Land Based Investment Program