American Carbon Registry Approves First Forestry Project, GreenTrees, in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley
GreenTrees, America’s first and largest forest carbon origination pipeline, is the first forestry project to be approved by the American Carbon Registry (ACR), a subsidiary of BCSE member Winrock International. ACR’s approval indicates that, pending successful third-party verification, the GreenTrees project will be listed on the Registry and able to transact high-quality forest carbon offsets with significant environmental co-benefits. Early this year GreenTrees became the first commercial greenhouse gas offset investment by Duke Energy.
“The focus of GreenTrees is to create a win-win for the private landowner, the environment and the economy. It enables private landowners to benefit from helping us establish a verifiable carbon offset market in the United States to address climate change, while also creating conservation and wildlife benefits along with bio-economic development opportunities for the Mississippi Alluvial Valley,” said Carey Crane, founding partner of GreenTrees.
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