Andover, New Jersey
Andover, New Jersey
Improved Forest Management
Hudson Farm includes more than 3,600 acres of mixed hardwood and conifer forest in northern New Jersey. At the turn of the 20th century, it was a railroad magnate's country estate and dairy farm. Starting in 1917, a social services organization called the Hudson Guild operated it as a nature-oriented camp for New York City children. In 1997, businessman and philanthropist Peter Kellogg bought it and turned it into a private hunting and outdoor club. The acreage includes shooting ranges and the headquarters of the firearms company Griffin & Howe.
The Hudson Farm Club has demonstrated a strong commitment to conservation and stewardship. It generated its carbon offsets by committing to maintain the forest's carbon dioxide stocks above the regional common practice. It has pioneered wildlife conservation initiatives throughout the region. The Hudson Farm Foundation has given more than $7 million to local charities, including conservation and species protection projects. Hudson Farm partners in wildlife-protection efforts with the New Jersey Audubon Society and the US Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service.
This project meets United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 6 (clean water and sanitation), 13 (climate action), and 15 (life on land).
A carbon offset represents the reduction of 1 metric ton (2,205 pounds) of carbon dioxide emissions. The Hudson Farm project achieves that by absorbing (sequestering) CO2 from the atmosphere.
Cloverly buys offsets that meet accepted standards for being real, measurable, verifiable, permanent, and additional. "Additional" means that the carbon savings would not have happened without the offset project and that the project would not have happened unless it got certified to sell carbon offsets. American Carbon Registry oversees verification of the Hudson Farm project. You can find verification documents at https://acr2.apx.com/mymodule/reg/TabDocuments.asp?r=111&ad=Prpt&act=update&type=PRO&aProj=pub&tablename=doc&id1=386.
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