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Region: North America
Project type: Forestry and landscapes
Located in Northern Minnesota, this forest has traditionally been managed for commercial timber production. In 2010, the forest owner (UPM Blandin) signed a perpetual conservation easement, now held by the State of Minnesota, which protects 173,386 acres of hardwood forest in perpetuity. As defined by the easement, UPM is required to “continue management of the protected property as a sustainable working forest in a manner that will protect in perpetuity the Conservation Values and to prevent any use of the protected property that will significantly impair or interfere with the Conservation Values.” Conservation Values include significant native plant communities and wildlife species habitat as well as native forest and natural ecosystems.
In addition to delivering emissions reductions to help take action to combat climate change (SDG 13), the project delivers other sustainable development benefits, including:
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