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Benefits of planting riparian buffers reforestation

Ecological Restoration and NIMBY –

Nature in My Back Yard!

Presented by:

BENEFITS OF PLANTING RIPARIAN BUFFERS & REFORESTATION


Benefits of planting riparian buffers reforestation

WHY ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION?

Some reasons for restoration, such as water quality improvements, are obvious......

Before

After


Benefits of planting riparian buffers reforestation

.......and restored habitat means flora and fauna abound!!


Benefits of planting riparian buffers reforestation

But there are other beneficial reasons.....

for planting forested riparian buffers!!


Benefits of planting riparian buffers reforestation

Including removing excess CO2 from the atmosphere

through vegetation and storage in biomass and soils!

THIS IS KNOWN AS THE PROCESS OF:

CARBON SEQUESTRATION

Source: Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 2005


Benefits of planting riparian buffers reforestation

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


Benefits of planting riparian buffers reforestation

Little Conestoga

Creek Watershed

(65.5 Square miles)

Demonstration Site Location


Benefits of planting riparian buffers reforestation

Forested Riparian Buffer Planting Area: 3.22 acres

(Approximately 1,100 feet long X 120 feet wide)


Benefits of planting riparian buffers reforestation

Streamside Buffer Planting Zone

Shrubs

Arrowwood (Viburnum dentatum)25

Red-Osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea)25

Silky Dogwood (Cornus amomum)10

Smooth Alder (Alnus serrulata)10

Trees

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

Shrubs

Shadbush Serviceberry (Amerlanchier canadensis)50

Black Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa)25

Blackhaw (Vibrunum prunifolium)25

Trees

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


Benefits of planting riparian buffers reforestation

Healthy Tree and Shrub Stock:

3” x 3” x 9”

Potted Containers


Benefits of planting riparian buffers reforestation

Mobilizing Stock to the Planting Zones


Benefits of planting riparian buffers reforestation

This Beats Digging with a Shovel:

Using a Power Auger on Wheels!


Benefits of planting riparian buffers reforestation

Involving the Future Generation – The Key to Tomorrow's Success!


Benefits of planting riparian buffers reforestation

Ready to plant.......


Benefits of planting riparian buffers reforestation

....with lots of eager volunteers!


Benefits of planting riparian buffers reforestation

Installing Protective Tree Shelters


Benefits of planting riparian buffers reforestation

For some it was a family affair...


Benefits of planting riparian buffers reforestation

...while some just enjoyed watering alone.


Benefits of planting riparian buffers reforestation

Job Well Done by Volunteers!


Benefits of planting riparian buffers reforestation

Over 70 Volunteers Made it Happen!


Benefits of planting riparian buffers reforestation

Future Forest & Carbon Bank:


Benefits of planting riparian buffers reforestation

Just Give it a Few Years!!!!


Benefits of planting riparian buffers reforestation

What Incentives Can We Offer For Conservation Projects???


Benefits of planting riparian buffers reforestation

Environmental Credit Markets or

Multi-Credit Trading

  • Water quality

  • Carbon Sequestration/Offsets

  • Wetlands Mitigation Banking

  • Endangered Species Habitat

  • Groundwater Recharge/Flood Control


Benefits of planting riparian buffers reforestation

Mechanics of a Demonstration Multi-Credit Trade

  • Conservation Easement for 25-year Term with LCC

  • Nutrient Reduction Credits

  • Carbon Sequestration Offsets

  • Contracts


Benefits of planting riparian buffers reforestation

  • 6+acres of soybeans

  • No-Till

  • Poultry Manure Application for Fertilizer

  • Rotation - Year 2 Corn

Nutrient Reduction Credits


Benefits of planting riparian buffers reforestation

  • Use N & P calculation spreadsheets developed for DEP trading program for forested buffer BMP

  • N = 40 credits/yr

  • P = 1 credit/yr

  • Relatively low results due to very moderate slope and low P concentration in soils at site.

  • PA DEP nutrient trading website:

    http://www.dep.state.pa.us/river/Nutrient%20Trading.htm

Results


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  • Site Visit and Baseline Analysis in April 2008 with assistance from Environmental Resources Trust

  • Estimated Seq. Rate: 1.07 tC/ac/year sequester appr. (Elm/Ash/Cottonwood for years 0-35) Source – USDA Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis estimates

  • Total Sequestration = 80.25 tC

  • ERT to issue letter of attestation 10yrs. after installation to enable voluntary registration of carbon sequestration with US Department of Energy 1605(b) Registry.

Carbon Credits


Benefits of planting riparian buffers reforestation

  • 25-year conservation easement on forested buffer. Title to be held by LCC

  • LCC to assist with annual monitoring under contract with PEC

  • Contract – PEC and LGH for maintenance of buffer and transfer of env. credits

  • Contract – Transfer of env. credits from PEC to Exelon, Inc.

Many Moving Parts


Benefits of planting riparian buffers reforestation

PA Nutrient Trades:

  • Mount Joy Borough: 11,718 N credits for $3.81, 3 yrs.

  • Dunn Lake: 223 N credits for $9, 5yrs.

  • Dunn Lake: 3 P credits for $4, 5yrs.

  • Hamm Equities, LLC: 1592 N credits for $9, 5yrs.

  • Hamm Equities, LLC: 73 credits for $4, 5yrs.

Nutrient Trading Contd.


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  • Chicago Climate Exchange CCX: $4.75 T

    http://www.chicagoclimateexchange.com/

  • European Climate Exchange ECX:

    Dec Contract: 19-22 Euros/Tonne

    140 Mt EUAs (emission allowances) traded on ECX in Feb 2008

    http://www.europeanclimateexchange.com

Carbon Markets


Benefits of planting riparian buffers reforestation

Public involvement is available now

Program Highlights for Municipalities

http://www.globalemissionsexchange.com


Gex value and uniqueness

GEX Value and Uniqueness

  • The People’s Exchange – allows creating carbon management programs at community, municipal or individual organization

  • Comprehensive solutions for emissions component of “sustainability programs”

  • Immediate qualification, quantification, tracking, aggregation, and trading of carbon emissions credits

  • Fractional Carbonaccounting for individuals, states, cities, municipalities and corporations


Emissions tracking made easy

Emissions Tracking Made Easy

Local Government Energy Conservation & Emissions Reduction Initiative

“Municipality Challenge”

Dept 1

GEX works to implement local Government Initiatives

and coordinate all departments/agencies

Dept 2

Public


Difference between talking green or going green

Difference between “Talking Green” or “Going Green”

  • PROACTIVE – Embark on comprehensive energy conservation programs with associated emissions reductions

    • BENEFITS – Reduce overheads, generate emissions offsets, self-generated carbon footprint reduction

  • PASSIVE – Buy emissions offsets on market

    • BENEFITS – Achieves footprint offset


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