Farm Cove Community Forest Project
Improved Forest Management (IFM)
Grand Lake Stream, Maine, United States
Validated conformance with the Climate Action Reserve Forest Project Protocol Version 3.2: September 5, 2012 (RA-VAL-CAR-015794).
The 19,118 acre Farm Cove Community Forest Carbon Project is owned by the Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT). DLLT was formed in 2001 by a committed group of residents from Grand Lake Stream and surrounding communities for the purposes of managing land for the benefit of the community and the region. Finite Carbon is a forest carbon project developer specializing in the creation and monetization of forest carbon offsets and was contracted by DLLT for the development of this project. By choosing to register the Farm Cove Project with the Climate Action Reserve, DLLT will commit to manage the forestlands in conformance with documented project activities that will lead to avoided emissions and increased CO2 reductions through improved forest management activities.
DLLT’s Farm Cove Community Forest is located within the Downeast Lakes region of Maine, which encompasses more than 1 million acres of forested lands. Envisioned as a community based, working forest, the Farm Cove Community Forest seeks to provide a broad range of ecological and social values that have long supported the people and communities of the region.The Community Forest also provides habitat to a diversity of fish and wildlife. The area has a long history of hunting, trapping, and fishing, and these activities continue to play an important role in the region’s economy. Wildlife, recreation, the production of timber and the preservation and protection of ecological resources, embodies the management of this property. Significant emphasis is placed on the management of wildlife habitat to enhance both game and non-game wildlife populations.