Canada Grassland Protocol

The Reserve partnered with Viresco Solutions to develop a Grassland 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. The protocol was adopted by the Reserve Board in October 2019.

Protocol Revisions

The Canada Grassland Protocol is not undergoing revision at this time.

Protocol Companion Documents & Tools

The relevant forms that a Project Developer may need to complete in order to submit and register a Canada Grassland project are located on the Program and Project Documents webpage.

Document/Tool (version) Description Protocol Version Relevance

Canada GrassTool

The Reserve has developed a Canada Grassland Calculation Tool to assist with the quantification of projects using the Canada Grassland Protocol. Use of the tool is optional. Request a Copy Here

Version 1.0

Tonne-Year Accounting GrassTool

Coming soon – The Reserve is developing a Canada Grassland Calculation Tool to assist with the quantification of projects using the Canada Grassland Protocol and opting to use Tonne-Year Accounting. Use of the tool is optional.

Version 1.0

Protocol Development

The protocol development process for the Canada Grassland Protocol involved a multi-stakeholder workgroup, public comments, and responses to public comments. For more information, please visit:

Please contact [email protected] with questions or comments.