Our Carbon Offsets
We are working with CarbonZero to provide the ability for the public to buy carbon offsets that help EBC support nature in threatened spaces through the Niagara Escarpment Forest Carbon Project (NEFCP).
The NEFCP is publicly listed on the CSA CleanProjects Registry and has been third party verified under ISO-14064-2 by Carbon Consult Group. This project promotes and maintains the function and diversity of ecosystems along Ontario’s Niagara escarpment. The Niagara escarpment stretches from Niagara Falls to Tobermory, and extends along Manitoulin Island.
Conditions within the properties managed by the Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy (EBC) vary significantly and range from very productive forestland to open grasslands to Alvar conditions with shallow soils. The EBC is a registered charity whose mission is to maintain, enhance or restore areas of native species or natural habitat, and to encourage and support scientific research and educational services related thereto. The EBC also educates the public about conservation and preservation of the landscape, ecology and wildlife of the Niagara Escarpment, partly through providing low impact, ecologically sustainable recreational opportunities.
This project will promote and maintain forest cover and ecosystem function in areas where local dynamics (e.g. logging, mineral extraction, severances, etc.) increase pressures on land and wildlife. Establishing tree growth in these areas will contribute to carbon capture and enhance biodiversity in the area. Project achievements will include 50,000+ tCO2e of carbon reductions achieved between 2002 and 2016, protection of rare species and geological features in their natural condition, encouraging sustainable low-impact recreation, and protection of featured species such as Pileated Woodpecker, Painted Turtle and Great Grey Owl.
Carbon credits on this project will be available for purchase in the near future.