Valley view, Darkwoods, British Columbia (Photo by Tim Ennis/NCC)
The Darkwoods Forest Carbon project harnesses the power of the carbon market to further large-scale conservation in British Columbia
The Darkwoods Forest Carbon project is a special initiative of the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) that markets carbon credits generated from the 136,000-acre (55,000-hectare) Darkwoods Conservation Area. The credits are sold through the voluntary carbon market to businesses, governments and other agencies wishing to reduce their carbon footprint.
The project was developed by a team of carbon experts who have been involved in the carbon and climate change industry for many years. The team worked for three years to create a project that meets the highest international standards available today for the voluntary carbon market, ensuring that the carbon credits generated on Darkwoods will create measurable benefits for the planet.
In 2011, the Darkwoods Forest Carbon project was awarded the Non-Profit Sector Land Award by the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia for demonstrating "leadership, innovation, and collaboration related to the sustainable use and conservation of land in British Columbia."
About the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s carbon program
As we struggle globally to understand and address the effects of climate change, a voluntary carbon market has emerged as one method for reducing our carbon footprint. Many programs have sprung up in the past decade, with varying approaches to calculating and marketing carbon credits.
The evolving world of carbon credits — or offsets — can be very confusing as there are many different programs and offerings. We have assembled these frequently asked questions to help you understand how NCC’s carbon program works and why we are proud to be raising money for conservation through the voluntary carbon market.
- Frequently Asked Questions
Find out more about the details of carbon markets and NCC’s carbon program by reading these detailed FAQs.
Lichen on old-growth trees on Darkwoods, British Columbia (Photo by Tim Ennis/NCC)
Reduce your carbon footprint with Darkwoods Carbon Credits
We are pleased to offer these internationally certified carbon credits on the voluntary carbon market.
By choosing to purchase carbon credits from the Nature Conservancy of Canada you are not only reducing your own carbon footprint, but also helping to conserve important mountain habitat for wildlife and protect clean air.
Our carbon customers include businesses, governments and other institutions both here in Canada and abroad.
If you are interested in talking to us about how to purchase Darkwoods Carbon Credits, please contact:
Tom Swann, Nature Conservancy of Canada
Note: “Greenhouse Gas removals generated by the Darkwoods Property have been sold [in part] to the Pacific Carbon Trust, and the Nature Conservancy of Canada has made certain commitments in favour of Pacific Carbon Trust with respect to the Darkwoods Property to ensure the permanence of those removals.”