First carbon credit project in the works for Prince Edward Island

By Caitlin Coombes
The Saltwire Network
January 4, 2024
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: Canada, Canada East

Thomas Baglole and Jesse Argent

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — An alliance of Prince Edward Island woodlot owners is looking to begin the province’s first carbon forestry project this year. The Sustainable Forest Alliance (SFA) is holding information sessions across P.E.I. for interested woodlot owners in advance of the project, which is planned for March. The last session of 2023 was held on Dec. 15 at the Farm Centre in Charlottetown as a joint presentation on carbon by the SFA and the P.E.I. Federation of Agriculture. SFA president Dan Dupont told SaltWire that 10,000 acres is the goal for this first project, and the SFA is well on its way to achieving that goal. …The SFA is working with interested woodlot owners to provide management plans and carbon accounting to inform woodlot owners of options available for their forests both in the project and as members of the SFA in general.

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