UPM Blandin IFM Project, Minnesota, USA

NCM10006-Upper Mississippi Forest Project

Project Summary:


  • The UPM Blandin Native American Hardwoods Conservation and Carbon Sequestration project improves forest management on more than 175,000 acres of mixed native hardwood forest in northern Minnesota.
  • The project involves implementation of Smart Forestry practices that results in longer rotations and increases carbon storage above levels that would be achieved by more aggressive management practices that are typical in the region.
  • The implementation of Smart Forestry practices are ensured in perpetuity through a conservation easement.





  • The project area has SFI Certification and a conservation easement demonstrating high quality sustainable management
  • Blandin allows public access for recreational use of the property, including for snowmobiling, hunting, fishing,trapping, cross-­country skiing, bird watching, berry picking, hiking and snow shoeing.
  • The project area provides critical habitat for rare species such as the northern long-eared bat and the golden winged warbler.


Project Standards:


American Carbon Registry


UPM Blandin Forestry


Blandin IFM Project Summary June 2016

Blandin IFM Project Fact Sheet, January 2019


5901 N. Sheridan Road

Peoria, Illinois 61614


707 E Jefferson Street

Charlottesville, Virginia 22902

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