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Conserving old forest habitats on private timberlands of Coastal British Columbia with nature-based carbon credits.
The BigCoast Forest Climate Initiative is a carbon crediting opportunity like no other – a detailed forest management plan focused on deferring the harvesting of nearly 40,000 hectares of private forestland throughout Coastal British Columbia, Canada. By committing managed forests into conserved ecological areas, we increase carbon retention and reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs).
A portion of the proceeds of the sale of BigCoast Forest carbon credits will benefit Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCA) Innovation Program and the Pacific Salmon Foundation to support scientific and First Nations cultural research on and around the project lands.
Seaspan has been generously supporting the Pacific Salmon Foundation since 2013. Over the course of a decade, Seaspan has contributed a total of $118,500 to the Pacific Salmon Foundation to help advance community-based salmon habitat restoration and enhancement efforts in key regions, notably on the North Shore of the Lower Mainland.
“We all depend on salmon, including killer whale populations that draw tens of thousands of visitors to our region each year. We are at a critical time where species at risk need our help. On behalf of Prince of Whales, we are proud to partner with the Pacific Salmon Foundation to help drive research and action to help Pacific salmon populations recover,” Alan McGillivray, President and Owner of Prince of Whales Whale and Marine Wildlife Adventures, North Island Kayak, and SEA Vancouver.