Putting carbon pollution and protecting ancient forests? That’s our kind of partnership.
Our pasture-raising focus keeps tons of carbon out of the atmosphere. And we can do even more.
By partnering with The Conservation Fund, Organic Valley will offset an additional 1,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions while simultaneously protecting redwood and Douglas fir forests at the Fund’s Garcia River Forest in Northern California.
What does forest protection have to do with carbon emissions?
Redwood forests store more carbon per acre than any other forest type.
Sustainable management of Garcia River Forest enables the storage of more than 77,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
Responsible forest conservation offers other bonuses:
- Protect endangered fish and wildlife: Endangered coho salmon and steelhead trout, Northern spotted owl, Coastal tailed frog and numerous other rare plants and animals can be found here.
- Support the surrounding community that relies heavily on forestry: The Fund’s North Coast projects contributed $3.6 million to the local economy in 2015
Two Organic Valley family farms located near the forest are thrilled to be close to this conservation initiative.