Forest Project Protocol Version 1.0

Document/Tool Description
Forest Project Protocol Version 1.0
(September 2005)
The first forest project protocol developed under the California Climate Action Registry.
Forest Sector Protocol Version 1.0
(September 2005)
The protocol for quantifying and reporting entity-level carbon stocks and CO2 emissions. Version 1.0 required inventory reporting of carbon stocks and emissions on all lands owned by the project participant.
Forest Verification Protocol Version 1.0
(September 2005)
The companion document for verifying project and entity reporting

In response to a mandate set out in California Senate Bill 812 (Sher, 2002) the Reserve began work on a set of Forestry Protocols in April 2003. The bill mandated the establishment of protocols to encourage carbon sink activities by creating an incentive for forest landowners to undertake forest conservation, conservation-based management, and reforestation projects. An overview of the Forest Protocols and the development process is available below:

Overview of Forest Protocols

Public Comments
American Forest and Paper Association National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc.
Fibre Box Association Natural Resources Defense Council
First Environment Weyerhaeuser
Environmental Defense SGS
Georgia Pacific Corporation World Resources Institute

Summary of Response to Public Comments, Version 1.0

Version 1.0 Workgroup Participants

  • California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
  • California Energy Commission
  • Hancock Natural Resources Group
  • Mendocino Redwood Company
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • The Pacific Forest Trust
  • Winrock International

Please contact Policy Team with questions or comments.