Methodologies - Forestry

VM0035 Methodology for Improved Forest Management through Reduced Impact Logging v1.0

Sectoral Scope
14. Agriculture, Forestry, Land Use

Status
Approved
28 April 2016

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This methodology is applicable to projects which implement reduced impact logging practices to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (RIL-C practices) in one or more of three GHG emission source categories: timber felling, skidding and hauling.

RIL-C practices may entail a range of improved logging and harvest planning practices, including, but not limited to: directional felling, improved log bucking, improved harvest planning via pre-harvest inventory, skid trail planning and/or monocable winching, and reduction on width of haul roads and size of log landings.

To ensure credible estimation of emissions reductions, the impact parameters applied by this methodology are quantitative and outcome-based, rather than process-based. The methodology has been designed to ensure that emission reductions achieved based on one impact parameter are not reversed by excessive emissions with respect to another impact parameter.

This methodology must be used in conjunction with a region-specific performance method module.

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