StoneWoods Forest Carbon

We aim to build on the proven model of private partnerships and power of collective action. Linked by a common goal and commitment to scale the efforts needed to achieve a path to net-zero emissions by 2050, StoneWoods Forest Carbon aims to build resiliency in our businesses, forests, and future.

StoneWoods

2022

StoneWoods Forest Carbon Project

Alberta’s provincial stone, petrified wood, is the fossilized remains of terrestrial vegetation commonly found across western Canada. Like petrified wood, the StoneWoods Forest Carbon project represents our commitment to permanence and the legacy Wild + Pine endeavours to create in the habitats we restore. Beginning in 2022, the first phase of Wild + Pine’s StoneWoods Forest Carbon project will aim to restore hundreds of acres of Alberta’s sensitive landscapes through afforestation and conservation to develop healthy and vibrant forest ecosystems. 

Leveraging a decade of successful habitat restoration, Wild + Pine is aggregating forest restoration project sites across central Alberta to deploy natural climate solutions. Afforestation based carbon removal projects provide partners with high-quality, transparent, and local offsets. These verified offsets act as sustainability assets to leverage against the emissions profiles of participating organizations. The regionally focused project retains long-term permanence and additionality while providing notable regional co-benefits such as biodiversity enhancement, reduction of forest fragmentation, and local economic stimulation.

Access Pathways for StoneWoods:

For organizations that are ready to act on climate change, have identified a need to equip themselves for changes in policy and public perception, and have an interest in restoring the Canadian landscape and supporting the regional/domestic economy.

 

  • Provide up front funding for the implementation of nature-based carbon removal projects in Canada.
  • Minimum participation threshold can be paid upfront or on an extended contribution schedule.
  • Development partners have a lower overall cost to access the benefits of the project, including carbon offsets.
  • Partners can claim environmental impact now in addition to retiring or monetizing issued high quality offsets in the future.

Designed for small and medium businesses and/or events who have an engaged customer base and an interest in restoring the Canadian Landscape and supporting the regional/domestic economy.

  • Participation based on additional revenue generated through an embedded pricing model, incorporating sustainability into products and services.
  • Lowest barrier to entry, designed for SME and event based accessibility.
  • Contributions accumulate over an agreed upon timeframe.
  • Milestone contribution program available for incremental clients.

Organizations with a more conservative approach to climate action but recognize the need for high quality verified carbon offsets as part of their future portfolio and have an interest in restoring the Canadian landscape and supporting the regional/domestic economy.

 

  • Future commitment to purchase verified offsets issued from the project. Allocations secured with down payment, fixed cost upon issuance of credits.
  • Off-take agreements lower the risk to organizations by providing fixed price (relative to inflation) in the face of uncertain market conditions and short supply of high-quality carbon offsets.

Please reach out to Wild + Pine for further project information and to be included in the upcoming phase of deployment.

“More than anything, we will succeed because of the network of allies we bring to this effort. Our Canadian identity is defined by nature – and it will take the ambitious leadership our corporate partners to compel the market to create the future we want for the world.”

Chris Kallal
Founder & CEO, Wild + Pine.

Project Benefits:

The StoneWoods Forest Carbon Project offers a pathway that strengthens environmental, social, and economic sustainability, while serving the business community with secure access to sustainability assets that are critical in today’s shifting economy.

  • Emissions Removals
  • The primary benefit of the project is carbon sequestration from environmental restoration and conservation activities; Forest management that supports a healthy understory and aids in the transition of a forest through its growth cycles, and afforestation that captures carbon in new growth.

  • Carbon Security
  • With a high level of uncertainty around future carbon markets, domestic and international climate policy, and the global impacts of climate change, it is critical to establish carbon removal projects in the short term. By investing in origination projects like StoneWoods, your organization is securing a role in corporate climate leadership, positioning your firm to achieve future sustainability goals, and equipping your team to engage with the future carbon marketplace.

  • Environmental
  • In addition to the removal of atmospheric carbon, this project will increase the connectivity of Alberta’s vital Central Parkland landscape. This natural region is one of Canada’s most fragmented landscapes, where more than 80% of the natural cover has been converted to cropland and other land-uses. This diverse setting provides habitat for numerous species at risk and is an important wildlife corridor between the boreal and prairies.

  • Economic
  • In areas traditionally dominated by agriculture and fragmented by oil and gas exploration, this project will serve as an example that builds on our strengths in a transitioning low-carbon economy. With the economic benefits realized through executing projects here in Alberta opposed to overseas, Wild + Pine has aimed the development of the StoneWoods project to build on our strengths of sustainable forest management while stimulating our regional economy.

     

  • Social
  • Traditional land uses and recreational activities, such as hiking, bird watching, and hunting, are woven into the fabric of many Canadian’s lifestyles. By restoring our regional habitats, Wild + Pine hopes to improve the natural landscape where many Canadians can easily access and call home. Restoring the connectivity of wildlife corridors and the diverse forest structure needed for vibrant ecosystems is essential in improving the celebrated traditional use and rich history our province holds.

The primary benefit of the project is carbon sequestration from environmental restoration and conservation activities; Forest management that supports a healthy understory and aids in the transition of a forest through its growth cycles, and afforestation that captures carbon in new growth.

With a high level of uncertainty around future carbon markets, domestic and international climate policy, and the global impacts of climate change, it is critical to establish carbon removal projects in the short term. By investing in origination projects like StoneWoods, your organization is securing a role in corporate climate leadership, positioning your firm to achieve future sustainability goals, and equipping your team to engage with the future carbon marketplace.

In addition to the removal of atmospheric carbon, this project will increase the connectivity of Alberta’s vital Central Parkland landscape. This natural region is one of Canada’s most fragmented landscapes, where more than 80% of the natural cover has been converted to cropland and other land-uses. This diverse setting provides habitat for numerous species at risk and is an important wildlife corridor between the boreal and prairies.

In areas traditionally dominated by agriculture and fragmented by oil and gas exploration, this project will serve as an example that builds on our strengths in a transitioning low-carbon economy. With the economic benefits realized through executing projects here in Alberta opposed to overseas, Wild + Pine has aimed the development of the StoneWoods project to build on our strengths of sustainable forest management while stimulating our regional economy.

 

Traditional land uses and recreational activities, such as hiking, bird watching, and hunting, are woven into the fabric of many Canadian’s lifestyles. By restoring our regional habitats, Wild + Pine hopes to improve the natural landscape where many Canadians can easily access and call home. Restoring the connectivity of wildlife corridors and the diverse forest structure needed for vibrant ecosystems is essential in improving the celebrated traditional use and rich history our province holds.

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