Avoided Conversion (AC)

AC projects perpetually allow the continued growth of our forests and the continued sequestration of greenhouse gas emissions within the forests

An Avoided Conversion (AC) Project, sometimes called a Forest Conservation Project, involves preventing the loss of forests to a non-forest use, by permanently dedicating the land to continuous forest cover and maintaining or increasing stocking levels. Simply put, forests that have a high risk or have already been approved for conversion to residential, agricultural, or other uses such as commercial buildings or golf courses are permanently conserved through the creation of a conservation easement or transfer to public ownership.

Secondary benefits to AC projects included:

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Restoration, protection and enhancement of wetlands

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Wildlife conversation and protection in their native habitats

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Improvement of the vitality of agricultural lands

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Improvement of the aesthetics and economies of local communities

Global Warming threatens our health, our economy, our natural recourses and our children’s future.

It is clear we must act.