Credible Conservation Offsets for Natural Areas in BC
“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.