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100 year IFM methodology for U.S. Timberlands

100-year Improved Forest Management (IFM) Methodology for Quantifying GHG Removals and Emission Reductions through Increased Forest Carbon Sequestration on U.S. Timberlands

The methodology for 100-year Improved Forest Management (IFM) for U.S. Timberlands details requirements for privately owned timberlands in the U.S. to quantify GHG removals and emissions reductions. The methodology is applicable to industrial timberlands over 1,000 acres where the IFM project activity enhances sequestration relative to a baseline scenario representing the legally permissible harvest that would maximize net present value of perpetual wood products harvests using locally approved silvicultural prescriptions.

Under this methodology the Project Proponent commits to monitoring for a minimum term of one hundred (100) years after the last year of ERT issuance. This requirement overrides the minimum project term requirement of the ACR Forest Carbon Project Standard for projects registered under this methodology only.

Projects using this methodology must comply with all other requirements of the ACR Forest Carbon Project Standard, submit a GHG Project Plan for certification by ACR, and secure independent validation and verification by an ACR-approved third-party verifier.

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