Massachusetts Tri-City Improved Forest Management

West Springfield, Massachusetts

USA

Improved Forest Management

Technical details

Three cities in Massachusetts—Holyoke, Westfield, and West Springfield—have launched a joint Improved Forest Management project on ~17,000 acres of public forestland in central Massachusetts. Located in the Lower Connecticut River Valley, the properties are currently managed for watershed services, timber production, and recreation. The cities are challenged financially and are under pressure to generate increased revenue from their forests. The carbon project enables them to do so without resorting to more aggressive timber harvesting. The cities will achieve Forest Stewardship Council certification of their forests for the first time, helping further ensure long-term environmental and economic sustainability.

This project meets U.N. SDG's 6, 13 and 15.

Percent Utilized

22.519%

Total Capacity

Instrument Type

Carbon Offset