CERP (Community Ecosystem Restoration Program – Planting trees)

GVRD

The Community Ecosystem Restoration Program primarily targeted the reestablishment of native conifer and hardwood trees in pockets of degraded forest land within protected riparian zones and other types of parkland. It consisted of selectively removing small pockets of existing shrub vegetation (mainly the invasive Himalayan blackberry) and then planting long-lived, ecologically suitable native tree species, singly or in clusters of various shapes, and then enhancing the growth and survival of these trees using silvicultural best practices through to a free growing state. Planting projects were completing in Maple Ridge, Mission, City and Township of Langley, and a few Metro Vancouver Parks.

Our Involvement

Ostrom engaged municipalities, identified planting sites, creating planting prescriptions, prepared and planted the sites, wrote the project plan, managed the validation and verifications, and located a purchaser for the ex-ante credit.

Outcome​

There were many trees planted as a result of the program. Ostrom will complete some maintenance in the future to remove tree protections put in place during the planting.

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