Since 2013, the members of the GBIS, the NCS, and their respective carbon management entities (the Great Bear Carbon Credit Limited Partnership (GBCCLP) & Nanwakolas Offset Limited Partnership (NOLP)) have expressed an interest in expanding the carbon program to include blue carbon projects in the region.
The Denman Island Avoided Conversion of Forestlands Project encompasses 493 hectares of forest on the north-central part of Denman Island in British Columbia (BC). It was validated under ISO and the CCBA standard and achieved ISO verification and will generate 430,000 tC02e over the next 100 years. The site is also home to the federally endangered Taylor’s Checkerspot butterfly.
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.