Improved Forest Management
IFM projects result from changes in current land management to improved approaches that result in more carbon stored on the landscape and enable forests to sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Projects can include full protection of forests as well as extended age rotation, selected harvesting, among many other approaches to improve forest health and result in more carbon stored on the landscape.
Our forest team has designed and implemented numerous IFM projects across North America to support changes in forest management that generate new revenue streams for indigenous communities and private landowners. From feasibility study to full project development and monetization of verified carbon offsets, our team provides support to project proponents to ensure projects are technically and economically viable.
Ostrom has expertise in the characterization of carbon stocks and flows embedded in blue carbon ecosystems such as mangroves, salt marshes, eelgrasses, and seaweeds. We are currently collecting data to support the development of a blue carbon protocol that will lead to blue carbon projects established on the West Coast of BC.
If you are looking to develop a Land Use Project, please contact Domestic Land Use (for North American projects) or International Land Use (for projects outside of North America)