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Region: North America
Project type: Forestry and landscapes
Developed through a partnership between The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the Albany Water Board and the City of Albany Water Department, this improved forest management project permanently protects the watershed of the Alcove Reservoir, Basic Creek Reservoir, and Troutner Lake. The Albany Water Forestland provides an important buffer for the water supply, naturally regulating run-off and filtering groundwater that flows into the reservoirs and their tributaries. Additionally, the lands have outstanding habitat features, including wetlands, large blocks of unfragmented forest habitat, open water, vernal pools, and successional forest. GHG reductions are achieved by maintaining forest carbon stocks above the short-rotation clearcutting typical in this locality, with the project implementing significantly lower harvesting levels per acre and annually.
In addition to delivering emissions reductions to tackle climate action (SDG 13), the project delivers a number of other benefits: