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Open for Public Comment: CCB Forest Projects in the U.S.A. and Cambodia

Comments are invited from the public about whether the below projects meet the requirements of the CCB Standards. Comments received by VCS will be published to the project’s page on the CCB Standards website (unless otherwise requested) and considered by the auditor during the validation and/or verification process.

 

Restoring a Forest Legacy at Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge

Location: Louisiana, United States

Project Proponent: The Conservation Fund

Document undergoing public comment: Project Implementation Report

Gold Level: Biodiversity

Benefits achieved during monitoring period:

  • Restore bottomland hardwood forest ecosystem on over 3,900 acres of agricultural land through reforestation with native tree species
  • Educate local communities on the reforestation and manage lands for recreation in the long-term
  • Conserve and restore habitat for multiple vulnerable plant and animal species, including alligator snapping turtle (Macrochelys temminckii), southern ladies-slipper (Cypripedium kentuckiense), and Arkansas oak (Quercus arkansana)

Public Comment Period: 21 April 2016 – 21 May 2016

Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation in Seima Protection Forest

Location: Mondulkiri Province, Cambodia

Project Proponent: Forestry Administration of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; Royal Government of Cambodia

Document undergoing public comment: Project Implementation Report

Gold Level: Biodiversity

Benefits achieved during monitoring period:

  • Prevented 3,081,314 tCO2e emissions from avoided unplanned deforestation of almost 300,000 ha of land
  • Strengthened land tenure rights of 20 Seima Forest communities
  • Ensured persistence of a full range of intact, ecologically functional habitats that are minimally degraded or disturbed by humans and protected habitat for numerous species of global conservation concern, including the Asian elephant and over 40 threatened species

Public Comment Period: 2 May 2016 – 2 June 2016

 

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