Western Forest Products collab among funded carbon sequestration projects
October 20, 2023 By CFI staff
A collaboration between Western Forest Products and Quatsino First Nation to measure the change in carbon sequestration of forests due to large-scale fertilization efforts has received funding from B.C. Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy (CICE).
The project is among four funding recipients to secure a total of $2.82 million allocated for B.C.-based solutions that support the measurement, monitoring, and verification (MMV) of carbon emission reduction, removal, and avoidance.
Through Quatern Limited Partnership, Quatsino First Nation and Western Forest Products Inc. will be implementing a technology called Treeid to analyze growth rates of individual trees using LiDAR data collected several years apart. The project will incrementally measure how forests respond to large-scale fertilization efforts and quantify the change in forest carbon. The technology could also be applied to other forest management treatments such as reforestation and thinning, CICE said in a news release.
“British Columbia has a unique opportunity to lead the advancement of carbon management solutions by establishing MMV pathways and innovations,” CICE COO Todd Sayers said in the release. “CICE is proud to lead catalytic investment into Arca, Metaspectral, Miraterra, and Quatern Limited Partnership and looks forward to seeing their solutions reach global scaling and climate impact potential.”
Find the full release here.
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