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Forest Conservation

We need healthy forests now and for the future. That’s why we’re proud to be protecting the Wabanaki 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 in the Mi’kma’ki district of Siknikt.

Bring Back The Forgotten Forest

Across Canada, the east coast Wabanaki Forest remains largely unknown — even to those who call the region home. This unique forest type has been listed as one of six endangered forests in North America, and what remains is vulnerable to threats caused by climate change. But it doesn’t have to remain this way.

With your help, a future with diverse, old forests is possible.

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Protecting Forests

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.

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Forest Carbon Offsets

Together with responsible companies, we are transforming the Wabanaki Forest into one of Canada’s greatest carbon storehouses. Not all carbon offsets are created equal—Community Forests International is committed to building carbon programmes that benefit rural forest caretakers and our shared planet.

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Tools and Resources

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.

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