Ecological Restoration and NIMBY – Nature in My Back Yard! Presented by:. BENEFITS OF PLANTING RIPARIAN BUFFERS & REFORESTATION. WHY ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION?. Some reasons for restoration, such as water quality improvements, are obvious. Before. After.
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Ecological Restoration and NIMBY –
Nature in My Back Yard!
BENEFITS OF PLANTING RIPARIAN BUFFERS & REFORESTATION
WHY ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION?
Some reasons for restoration, such as water quality improvements, are obvious......
.......and restored habitat means flora and fauna abound!!
But there are other beneficial reasons.....
for planting forested riparian buffers!!
Including removing excess CO2 from the atmosphere
through vegetation and storage in biomass and soils!
THIS IS KNOWN AS THE PROCESS OF:
Source: Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 2005
A carbon sequestration forested riparian buffer
demonstration project by a unique partnership:
On the lands of Lancaster General Hospital
East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, PA
(65.5 Square miles)
Demonstration Site Location
Forested Riparian Buffer Planting Area: 3.22 acres
(Approximately 1,100 feet long X 120 feet wide)
Streamside Buffer Planting Zone
Arrowwood (Viburnum dentatum)25
Red-Osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea)25
Silky Dogwood (Cornus amomum)10
Smooth Alder (Alnus serrulata)10
American Sycamore (Planatus occidentalis)50
Pin Oak (Quercus palustris)25
River Birch (Betula nigra)25
Swamp White Oak (Quercus bicolor)25
Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum)50
Total Streamside Plantings260
Outer Buffer Planting Zone
Shadbush Serviceberry (Amerlanchier canadensis)50
Black Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa)25
Blackhaw (Vibrunum prunifolium)25
Black Cherry (Prunus serotina)50
Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida)10
Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)25
Red Bud (Cercis canadensis)25
Red Oak (Quercus rubra)50
Tulip Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera)50
Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)50
Sweet Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua)25
Total Outer Plantings385
Total Trees and Shrubs Planted: 645
Healthy Tree and Shrub Stock:
3” x 3” x 9”
Mobilizing Stock to the Planting Zones
This Beats Digging with a Shovel:
Using a Power Auger on Wheels!
Involving the Future Generation – The Key to Tomorrow's Success!
Ready to plant.......
....with lots of eager volunteers!
Installing Protective Tree Shelters
For some it was a family affair...
...while some just enjoyed watering alone.
Job Well Done by Volunteers!
Over 70 Volunteers Made it Happen!
Future Forest & Carbon Bank:
Just Give it a Few Years!!!!
What Incentives Can We Offer For Conservation Projects???
Environmental Credit Markets or
Mechanics of a Demonstration Multi-Credit Trade
Nutrient Reduction Credits
Many Moving Parts
PA Nutrient Trades:
Nutrient Trading Contd.
Dec Contract: 19-22 Euros/Tonne
140 Mt EUAs (emission allowances) traded on ECX in Feb 2008
Public involvement is available now
Program Highlights for Municipalities
Local Government Energy Conservation & Emissions Reduction Initiative
GEX works to implement local Government Initiatives
and coordinate all departments/agencies