Finite Carbon – Shannondale Tree Farm (CAR780)

Project Type: 

Improved Forest Management (IFM)

Area: 

1,611 hectares

Location(s): 

United States -- Missouri -- Shannondale County

Developer(s): 

Shannondale Carbon, LLC (Landowner)
Finite Carbon Corporation (Project Developer)

Rainforest Alliance Evaluation: 

Verified conformance with the Climate Action Reserve Standards, Forest Project Protocol Version 3.2: September 20, 2013 (RA-VER-CAR-016707).

The Shannondale Tree Farm (Shannondale) is owned by the Missouri Mid-South Conference of the United Church of Christ (MMSUCC) and was purchased in the 1930's. Shannondale was one of the original American Tree Farm (ATF) members in Missouri and is currently the prize of the Missouri Tree Farm Association. The 3,982 acre Shannondale Tree Farm is located in Shannon County, Missouri, near the town of Salem, MO. The Shannondale Project is considered an Improved Forest Management (IFM) Project as defined by the Climate Action Reserve (CAR) Standards by increasing carbon stocks through management activities that maintain or increase carbon stocks on forestland relative to common practice baseline levels of carbon stocks. The management objectives of the Shannondale Tree Farm include providing a sustained yield of forest products to provide economic returns to both the church and the surrounding community; providing wildlife habitat; proving recreational opportunities; and to maintain scenic quality along all travel corridors. The Missouri Mid-South Conference of the United Church of Christ (MMSUCC) is the first religious entity in the United States to complete a carbon offset project with the CAR standards.