Domtar Corporation and The Nature Conservancy have partnered to help private landowners maintain and sustainably manage their forested land through a program called Working Woodlands.
The Nature Conservancy will cooperate with Working Woodlands landowners to develop sustainable forest management plans that are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. In addition to generating FSC-certified forest products, the certified lands are also managed to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and ensure that more carbon is stored in the forest.
The Conservancy then works with Blue Source, one of the world’s leading greenhouse gas offset developers, to market and sell the landowners’ forest carbon credits. In return, landowners agree to manage the forest sustainably for at least 60 years.
“Working Woodlands is an innovative approach to help forest owners manage their properties for ecologi