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We need healthy forests now and for the future. That’s why we’re proud to have protected more than 2,700 acres of Wabanaki-Acadian forest in Eastern Canada. By conserving these forests, the emissions that would be released if they were destroyed are avoided. These protected forests act as deepening carbon sinks with countless environmental, ecosystem, and community benefits.
The forests we protect are located on the unceded lands of the Mi’Kmaq and Wolastoqiyik communities, and many are located on the Mi’kma’ki district of Siknikt.
The out-migration of young people and poor markets leave a significant gap in forest stewardship in Atlantic Canada, which forces many landowners to clear-cut their forests for income or to retire—or sell their land to someone who will! If you have stewarded your forest with care, the prospect of having your land cleared can be devastating—but we’re here to help protect your property.
Together with responsible companies, we are transforming the Wabanaki-Acadian forest into one of Canada’s greatest carbon storehouses. Not all carbon offsets are created equal—when you purchase offsets from Community Forests International, you can be sure that you are making a meaningful contribution to climate action.
Community Forests International shares and develops knowledge and tools that help build the capacity of rural landowners to manage their lands long-term and adapt to climate change. We are currently working actively with Indigenous organizations in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia to share stories and knowledge on the importance of this land and these forests for both settler and Indigenous audiences.