Forest Project Protocol Version 4.0

Document/Tool Description
Forest Project Protocol Version 4.0 (June 28, 2017) The revision from Forest Project Protocol Version 3.3 to 4.0 involved eligible location expansion to Hawaii and U.S. territories, a new public lands baseline methodology for improved forest management projects, replacement of the Logical Management Unit approach with project area requirements for managing selection bias, incorporation of the Reserve’s standardized inventory methodology and inventory tool, and several other updates to enhance usability.
Forest Project Protocol Summary This document is a one-page summary of the Forest Project Protocol Version 4.0 project eligibility requirements including project start date, additionality, and environmental safeguards.
Summary of Changes from V3.3 to V4.0 This document summarizes the significant revisions from FPP Version 3.3 to Version 4.0.
Quantification Guidance (June 28, 2017) This document provides guidance for quantifying a Forest Project’s onsite carbon stocks and carbon in harvested wood products, both for purposes of estimating a project’s baseline as well as providing ongoing estimates of onsite project carbon stocks throughout the project life.

Public Comment Period

California State Parks Pacific Forest Trust
New Forests The Conservation Fund

Public Comment Workshop

The Reserve hosted a webinar on April 27, 2017 to discuss the proposed changes to the protocol and quantification guidance and solicit public comment. The meeting recording and presentation slides are available below.

Presentation Slides
Meeting Video

If you have questions about the FPP Version 4.0, please send them to Sarah Wescott at [email protected].