McCloud River Conservation Based Forest Management Project

Mount Shasta, California

United States

Improved Forest Management

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The McCloud River Conservation-Based Forest Management Project is located 20 miles southeast of Mount Shasta in Northern California. Through conservation-based management of commercial timberlands, this project generates a return on investment to landowners. Sustainable forest management increases the total carbon stores and timber stocking on the site over time. Co-benefits such as protection of local water quality and habitat protection for sensitive species are achieved while timber is sustainably extracted to support the local economy. This project covers approximately 9,000 acres and comprises the largest working conservation easement west of the Rockies. It ensures that 15 square miles of forest and 8 miles of the famous McCloud River will be forested and productive in perpetuity.

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