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Improved Forest Management (IFM) for Non-Federal U.S. Forestlands

1.3

The Improved Forest Management Methodology for Quantifying GHG Removals and Emission Reductions through Increased Forest Carbon Sequestration on Non-Federal U.S. Forestlands details requirements for non-federally owned forestland in the U.S. to quantify GHG removals and emissions reductions through enhanced sequestration and/or emissions reductions relative to baseline forest management. Lands must be subject to commercial timber harvesting activities, by the entity owning or controlling timber rights, under a forest management plan in both the baseline and project scenarios.

The methodology was developed by Columbia Carbon LLC, a subsidiary of CE2 Carbon Capital in partnership with L&C Carbon LLC, based on the approved ACR IFM methodology for U.S. timberlands developed by Finite Carbon Corporation.

Methodology revisions were later proposed by Blue Source, TerraCarbon and L&C Carbon. The main intent of the proposed methodology changes is to allow for conservation projects on lands that can be legally harvested by entities owning or controlling timber rights on forestland, but which are forgoing harvesting in support of conservation goals and enhanced CO2 sequestration. Other proposed changes are to clarify certain definitions, applicability conditions and calculations based on questions that have arisen during project development and verification of registered projects.

The proposed changes in version 1.3 update the methodology to be consistent with the American Carbon Registry Standard, Version 5.0., adopted for use on April 1, 2018.

Current approved version

Process documentation


Reference documents

14. Agriculture, Forestry, Land Use
Contents
File PDF document Columbia Carbon IFM Methodology - PUBLIC COMMENTS AND RESPONSES 5-23-11
File PDF document Columbia Carbon IFM Methodology v1.0 PEER REVIEW COMMENTS AND RESPONSES
File PDF document Columbia Carbon Proposed ACR IFM Methodology PUBLIC COMMENT DRAFT
File PDF document IFM Methodology for Non-Federal U.S. Forestlands v1.0 Semptember 2011 FINAL
File application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet Addendum 1 spreadsheets
File application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet NPV citations
File PDF document Description of NPV calculation
File Zip archive Reference literature
File PDF document IFM methodology for Non-Federal US Forestlands v1.1 FINAL
File PDF document IFM non-Fed Proposed modification for v1.1
File PDF document AFOLU TC response to modification request v1.1
File PDF document ACR IFM Methodology proposed tracked changes
File PDF document ACR IFM Methodology Modifications Peer Review Comments & Responses
File PDF document ACR IFM Methodology Summary of Changes
File PDF document Columbia Carbon IFM v1.2 FINAL
File PDF document IFM Methodology for non-Federal US Forestlands v1.2 - Errata and Clarifications
File PDF document IFM methodology for Non-Federal US Forestlands v1.3 FINAL
File PDF document IFM non-Fed Proposed modification for v1.3
File PDF document Redline of IFM Non-Federal U.S. Forestlands for v1.3
File Excel spreadsheet Assessment area data file
File Excel spreadsheet regional mill efficiency data
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