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Afforestation and Reforestation of Degraded Lands

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The American Carbon Registry (ACR), a non-profit enterprise of Winrock International, has approved a Methodology for Afforestation and Reforestation of Degraded Lands. This methodology is applicable to projects conducting afforestation and reforestation (A/R) on lands that are expected to remain degraded or continue to degrade in the absence of the project.

The ACR methodology v1.0 was initially developed from Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) approved consolidated afforestation and reforestation baseline and monitoring methodology AR-ACM0001 Version 5.0.0. Guidance on accounting for harvested wood products, drawn from a methodology for Improved Forest Management through Extension of Rotation Age developed by Winrock International, was incorporated by TREES Forest Carbon Consulting, reviewed and approved by ACR’s independent Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) Technical Committee and published in March 2011. Version 1.1, approved in August 2013, is the result of a second modification by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), which adds the USFS Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) as an approved tool to estimate carbon stock changes in A/R projects.

Projects registered on ACR (before August 2013) under v1.0 of the methodology are not required to use v1.1 until beginning a new crediting period, however, they may elect to do so sooner.

Current approved version

Process documentation for revision #2 (U.S. Forest Service)

          Process documentation for revision #1 (TREES Forest Carbon Consulting)

          14. Agriculture, Forestry, Land Use
          Contents
          File PDF documentACR AFOLU Techical Committee Reccommendation 2012-001 Review 1 With Responses
          File PDF documentACR AFOLU Techical Committee Reccommendation 2012-001 Review 2 With Responses
          File PDF documentACR Afforestation/Reforestation Methodology Modification Proposal - USFS-1
          File PDF documentACR Afforestation and Reforestation of Degraded Lands v1.0 - As Revised by USFS 9-4-12
          File PDF documentACR Afforestation and Reforestation of Degraded Lands v1.1 - FINAL
          File PDF documentACR Afforestation and Reforestation v1.1 - PUBLIC COMMENTS AND RESPONSES
          File PDF documentTrees response to ACR AFOLU TC comments
          File PDF documentrevision 2 AFOLU TC recommendation
          File PDF documentAfforestation and deforestation of degraded lands v1.0 final
          File PDF documentAR-ACM0001 v5 as revised by TREES
          File PDF documentTREES proposal for revision
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