The Great Bear Forest Carbon Offset Project

The Great Bear Rainforest is home to the largest intact coastal temperate rainforest remaining in the world. The resources of Great Bear are vast and valuable to Coastal First Nations. It is a landmark project for balancing human well-being and ecological integrity through carbon finance and is the first carbon project in Canada on traditional territory with unextinguished Aboriginal rights and Title.

The Great Bear Forest Carbon Project is an Improved Forest Management project, validated by the BC Forest Carbon Offset Protocol (FCOP) with offsets listed on the BC Carbon Registry and values the forest not as a source of lumber alone, but as a balanced system that sustains biodiversity and an enriched community.

Without the project, the protected areas would not have been established and harvest levels would not have been reduced. Organizations and individuals have a unique opportunity to protect this valuable resource by investing in a conservation economy through the purchase of carbon offsets.