Tuesday, August 01, 2006

A Look at a Couple of Things in Yesterdays Times-Standard

Another type of sustainable forestry was in the news yesterday. The van Eck Forest, located between Blue Lake and Trinidad, includes 5 parcels totalling more than 2,100 acres. It is held in easement by Pacific Forest Trust and has been designated to store carbon in the form of trees. According to PFT this is " California's First Climate-Protecting Forest Project."

John Muirs grandson, Michael Muir, is helping people with disabilities explore the northcoast. They are travelling in a wheelchair accessible horse drawn carriage. They started at Mattole Beach at the mouth of the Mattole River and will end up at Ancestor's Grove in SoHum on August 1st or 2nd. Heres a link to the organization he started called Access Adventures.

4 Comments:

At 8/02/2006 08:02:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, I read about the van eck forestry project too. it sounded so great until I got to the part where it said that he could sell "carbon credits". I would hate to see a secenario like what PL has with their "sediment savings" where they get to log more if they clean up their sediment producing sites. It give the timber co an incentive to overestimate the amount of sediment -or carbon- "saved" (from going in the creeks) so they can do more damage elsewere. I hope this guy will do the right thing.

 
At 8/02/2006 09:04:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, the whole carbon credit thing is a big scam. Pollute more here if you pollute less there...no good.

 
At 8/02/2006 09:04:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 8/02/2006 10:29:00 PM, Blogger saf said...

You bring up a good point, I wonder what the process is for measuring carbon?

The article says they "may eventually be able to sell carbon credits for the amount of carbon it stores."

Doen't sound like a done deal yet.

 

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