The Family Forest Carbon Program methodology was recently approved by Verra’s Verified Carbon Standard, which officially been approves the program for use in the United States and around the world.
Developed by the American Forest Foundation (AFF) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to be used for the organizations’ Family Forest Carbon Program (FFCP), the methodology was approved by Verra’s Verified Carbon Standard, the world’s most widely used voluntary greenhouse gas program, after a rigorous, multi-year evaluation process.
The Family Forest Carbon Program (FFCP) is uniquely designed to help owners of forests as small as 30 acres participate in carbon projects. Traditionally, forest carbon projects have been created on properties of 5,000 acres or more, meaning owners of small forest properties have been kept out of 99% of forest carbon projects. This is due to the high upfront costs and complexity of launching these projects. Yet 61% of the climate mitigation potential in U.S. forests lies within these smaller, family-owned pieces of land.
To learn more about this program, please visit: https://familyforestcarbon.org/. To read the full statement from AFF, please visit: https://www.forestfoundation.org/why-we-do-it/family-forest-blog/verra-approval/.