In the spring and summer, the Taiga Forest comes alive with the chorus of migrant songbirds. Canada’s boreal forest is a summer destination for billions of songbirds that migrate from their south and central American winter grounds to breed in Canada’s north.
Preserving and restoring the Taiga Forest will allow us to offer these birds, many of which are experiencing population declines, a safe refuge to bring forth the next generation and sustain their impressive lifecycles.
In addition, through our forest stewardship, we will provide the habitat required by Canada’s more well-known boreal residents. These species continue to be abundant in the forest, however, the historical extirpation of woodland caribou and wolverine from this area shows that without sufficient support and protection, even once common species can disappear.
The Great Northern Clay Belt is not only impacted by commercial forestry but is also increasingly threatened by the expansion of agriculture.
Agricultural expansion is a huge concern given that the boreal forest contains vast stores of carbon, not just in the trees but more significantly in the region’s deep peat soils and wetlands.
Our carbon project will ensure that a vast expanse of the critical Clay Belt ecosystem remains protected from further industrial development and will contribute to maintaining and locking away additional carbon during the project’s 100-year crediting period.