More CCB Gold Level Validations Than Any Other Organization in America
Since 2000, the Fund has used carbon finance to restore more than 26,000 acres of national wildlife refuge lands with more than eight million trees. As these trees mature, they are expected to trap the equivalent of more than nine million tons of CO2.
We are proud that five of our Go Zero projects have been validated at the gold level under the Climate, Community and Biodiversity (CCB) Standards—no other group in the nation has as many. The Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance (CCBA) is a partnership between leading companies, nonprofits and research institutes seeking to promote integrated solutions to land management around the world. With this goal in mind, the CCBA has developed voluntary standards to help design and identify land management projects that simultaneously minimize climate change, support sustainable development and conserve biodiversity.
Thanks to donations from hundreds of thousands of dedicated individuals and private businesses, our Go Zero® program planted its 2 millionth tree in 2012! Half those trees are now thriving at Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge, where they are helping to… Read More
High above the Lake Ophelia and Grand Cote national wildlife refuges in central Louisiana, hundreds of thousands of birds quack and honk their way from Alaska to the Gulf of Mexico and back. Known as the Mississippi Flyway, this blue migratory highway in the sky… Read More
Supported by donations from the Fund’s voluntary carbon offset program, Go Zero®, we have helped restore more than 775 acres of native oak and hickory trees at the Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). Located 70 miles south of Kansas… Read More
When settlers first came to Missouri’s Bootheel region, lush bottomland hardwood forests, including giant cypress and tupelo trees, blanketed the southeastern corner of the state. Over the past century, the forests were cut for lumber, and by the 1930s, most… Read More
With its roots high in the Texas Panhandle, two forks of the Red River confluence at the Texas-Oklahoma border to flow 1,360 miles into Louisiana, draining into the Mississippi River and eventually the Gulf of Mexico. Its banks are flanked… Read More