The Reserve has partnered with Viresco Solutions to develop a Grassland Project Protocol for eligible projects in Canada. The protocol provides guidance on how to quantify, monitor, report, and verify GHG emission reductions associated with the avoided conversion of grassland to cropland. This protocol development effort has been funded in part by the Canadian Forage and Grassland Association. For background on seed document for this effort, please refer to the development information for V1.0 and V2.0 of the Reserve’s US Grassland Project Protocol.
The draft protocol is available for public review below. The protocol will be presented to the Reserve Board of Directors on October 16, 2019.
- Canada Grassland Project Protocol Version 1.0 for Board Approval (October 2, 2019)
The Reserve hosted a public webinar to discuss the draft Canada Grassland Project Protocol on August 28, 2019. The presentation slides and webinar recording are available below.
The public comment period ended on September 13, 2019. The Reserve has responded to all comments received; please see the submitted public comments and response to comments below.
|Alberta Agriculture and Forestry||Bluesource|
|Biological Carbon Canada|
Technical Working Group
The Canada Grassland Project Protocol has been developed through a multi-stakeholder workgroup process. Participating organizations are listed below.
|Alberta Beef||Government of Manitoba|
|Applied GeoSolutions||Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association|
|Brightspot Climate||Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association|
|Canadian Forage and Grassland Association||Shell Canada|
|Carbon Credit Solutions Inc.||Southern Alberta Land Trust Society (SALTS)|
|Ducks Unlimited Canada||The Nature Conservancy Canada|
|Ecological Gifts Program, Canadian Wildlife Service||Trimble|
July 30, 2019
- Draft Canada Grassland Project Protocol for Workgroup Review/Comment
Not open for public comment
- Meeting video
November 14, 2018
Canada Forage and Grasslands Association Meeting
Protocol Development Timeline
|Public comment period||August 14, 2019 – September 13, 2019|
|Public comment webinar||August 28, 2019|
|Protocol to go before Reserve Board for approval||October 16, 2019|
Please contact [email protected] with questions or comments.