The Great Bear (North and Central-Mid Coast) Forest Carbon Project-Grandfathered under GGIRCA(ID: 104000000012798)
Great Bear Carbon Credit Limited Partnership BCCR
Improved Forest Management project type within the BC Forest Carbon Offset Protocol (FCOP), generating emission reductions by protecting forest areas previously designated, sanctioned or approved for commercial logging. The project activities include changes in land-use legislation that result in the protection of forest areas and reduction of harvest levels across the project area. The Project encompasses the plan area of the North Coast and Central Coast Land and Resource Management Plans (LRMPs), an area now known as the Great Bear Rainforest (GBR). The project area includes two sub-regions, the North Coast and the Central-Mid Coast, referred to as the North Coast and Central-Mid Coast project areas. These areas are within traditional territories of the Great Bear Initiative First Nations. The project area encompasses 4.73 million hectares of land and fresh water and 1.92 million hectares of productive forest land. As a result of the project activity, a total of 1.58 million hectares are now protected in either Conservancies or Biodiversity Areas. The project plan for this project was originally validated under the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets Act and been accepted under the Greenhouse Gas Industrial Reporting and Control Act transitional provision.
The BC Carbon Registry is established under the Greenhouse Gas Industrial Reporting and Control Act. The BC Carbon Registry enables the issuance, transfer and retirement of compliance units used to fulfill the compliance obligation of regulated operations under the Act, and supports the Province of British Columbia’s annual commitment to have a carbon neutral public sector.