LAND brings you news about land trusts across British Columbia. Few people know that our 28 Land Trust members have collectively conserved more than 1 million acres of land in BC. From forests to grasslands, streams to heritage properties, our members have for the past 40 years saved some of the province's most valued and treasured lands.
The stories we bring you in LAND are a celebration of our members, the people who have conserved land and the future of British Columbia.
People Protecting Places is a booklet intended to provide inspirational and informative details on Land Trusts and the many ways people can protect the natural and cultural diversity of special places in British Columbia.
A Financial Revenue Tool for Conserving Natural Areas, Watersheds, and Community Resilience. Written by Briony Penn based on LTABCвЂ™s two prior research reports on protecting and valuing Living Carbon.
Besides the traditional reasons for the conservation of natural areas, it is also recognized as a critical strategy for reducing impacts from climate change. The world's leading scientists recommend that we make it a top priority to conserve and restore forests and other carbon-rich ecosystems to both mitigate and adapt to climate change.
"Conserve Nature Today then Plant Trees for Tomorrow" says both leading BC Ecologist and Forester, Richard J Hebda and Dirk Brinkman
This 58 page summary report provides the scientific and technical rationale for protecting existing forests as forest sinks. The emerging Offset Market may provide financial support for protecting and managing existing forests, and restoring degraded ones.
This report reviews the context and opportunities for valuation of carbon and ecosystem services for offset projects in BC. Conservation projects, including a site's ecological restoration and management, provide options for generating revenue and support for conservancies, land trusts, First Nations, and other owners and managers of protected and conserved lands. The report compliments recent discussion papers about carbon offsets for BC's diverse and rich ecosystems.
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