In the United States, one-third of forestland - approximately 290 million acres - is owned by individuals and families. 80% of these private landholdings are less than 500 acres in size. Despite the huge amount of acreage owned by this group, land holders with smaller parcels have historically been excluded from entering carbon markets. The cost of developing and verifying a project, as well as the ongoing monitoring fees, have previously made market entry prohibitive.
Traditionally, a minimum of 3,500 acres was required. If that threshold wasn’t met, the sale of carbon credits did not offset the cost associated with setting up a project. We set out to change that.
SIG Carbon performed the project development for an innovative aggregated carbon offset project. A group of ten Vermont landowners successfully entered the voluntary market, and credits were purchased by Amazon to fulfill its corporate climate commitment.
As pioneers in the area of aggregating small landowners together into a single, successful project, we created SIG Carbon’s Aggregation Program. Our Program provides a way for multi-owner projects to enter the voluntary market with little risk and zero out of pocket cost for landowners. By working together, landowners are able to create greater efficiencies and receive revenue for implementing forest practices that increase tree growth and carbon capture on their land.
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