Farm Cove Community Forest Project

Project Type: 

Improved Forest Management (IFM)


7,737 hectares


Grand Lake Stream, Maine, United States

Rainforest Alliance Evaluation: 

Validated conformance with the Climate Action Reserve Forest Project Protocol Version 3.2: September 5, 2012 (RA-VAL-CAR-015794).

The 19,118-acre (7,737-hectare) Farm Cove Community Forest 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, Maine, and surrounding communities to manage land for the benefit of the community and the region. Finite Carbon, a forest carbon project developer specializing in the creation and monetization of forest carbon offsets, was contracted by DLLT for the development of this project. By choosing to register the Farm Cove project with the Climate Action Reserve, DLLT commits to managing the forestlands in conformance with documented project activities that will lead to avoided emissions and increased CO2 reductions.

DLLT’s Farm Cove Community Forest is located within Maine’s Downeast Lakes region, which encompasses more than one million acres of forested lands. Envisioned as a community-based working forest, it 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 long been associated with hunting, trapping and fishing, and these activities continue to play an important role in the region’s economy. The management of this property has focused on wildlife, recreation, the production of timber and the preservation and protection of ecological resources. Significant emphasis is placed on the management of wildlife habitat to enhance both game and non-game wildlife populations.

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