Great Bear Forest Carbon Project

Project description

The Great Bear Rainforest on the Western coast of Canada is home to the largest remaining intact coastal temperate rainforest in the world. The project activities include changes in land-use legislation and regulation that result in the protection of forest areas and reduction of harvest cycles. The project protects and increases carbon stocks by converting forests that were previously available for logging to protected forests, and reduces emissions caused by harvesting, road building and other forestry operations. It is a landmark project for balancing human well-being and ecological integrity through carbon finance, and is the first carbon project in North America on Native Americans traditional territory with unextinguished land rights and title. The project area offers high ecological and cultural values (e.g. monumental cedar, culturally modified trees) and a variety of non-forestry land uses, including recreation and park areas.

Project type

Improved Forest Management


Canada, British Columbia

Project size

> 6 Mio. hectare

Project developer

Offsetters Climate Solutions Inc.


British Columbia Forest Carbon Offset Protocol (FCOP)


Stantec, KPMG


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Key Facts

> 50 % of the old-growth forest will be retained

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