UPM Blandin IFM Project, Minnesota, USA
- 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.
American Carbon Registry
UPM Blandin Forestry