ABOUT US: NATIVES DELIVERING CARBON OFFSETS TO NATIVE PEOPLE
Tribal Carbon Partners has been a leader in creating and monetizing carbon offsets and is the only American Indian owned and operated company in this field. Our team’s understanding of native values, combined with a firm handle on California’s Cap and Trade program, allows us to work with tribes to create and monetize carbon offsets within Indian Country.
Our team is comprised of current and former elected tribal leaders. We understand tribal governments and more importantly, tribal community values respecting tribal lands and sovereignty. We also have developed partnerships with other prominent firms in this industry, like America’s leading developer of carbon offsets, Finite Carbon Corporation, allowing us to deliver the right program at the best value for our tribal clients.
portfolio: OVER 1 MILLION ACRES, 30 MILLION OFFSETS, $300 MILLION AND GROWING
Passamaquoddy Indian Tribe IFM
The Passamaquoddy Tribe Improved Forest Management Project which includes 98,492 acres spanning the Tribe’s two major reservations in Indian Township and the coastal community of Pleasant Point, has received a total of 3,218,469 offsets delivered.
SEALASKA, an Alaskan Native Corporation, owns 362,000 acres of surface land, and is the dominant timber producer in Southeast Alaska. SEALASKA takes great pride in responsible forest management, consistent quality assurance and reliability of delivery. They understand that the timber industry is constantly changing and they must carefully evaluate future ANCSA harvest levels to maintain sustainable forests. Long-term, strategic forest management is vital to the longevity of SEALASKA Corporation and a strong carbon offset program plays a key role in their long-term success.
THE CONFEDERATED TRIBES OF THE COLVILLE RESERVATION
Colville is by far the largest carbon offset project undertaken under California’s Cap and Trade Program. The Colville Improved Forest Management Project has received (11,559,462 Registry Offset Credits, an interim final step before the Tribe receives 11,559,462 offsets from the California Air Resources Board. The Tribe has already entered into a contract to sell these carbon offsets to British Petroleum over a five-year period, creating a steady income stream for the Tribe. The Colville IFM Project is designed to preserve existing carbon levels on nearly half a million acres of forest in Washington state. The project will also support sustainable future management of the forest and create economic opportunities for the tribe.
Ahtna, Inc. shareholders are mainly comprised of the Ahtna Athabascan people of the Copper River and Cantwell regions of Southcentral Alaska. The Ahtna people take their name from the indigenous word for the Copper River, which flows through Ahtna land. Ahtna natural resources are plentiful and their region has been consistently surveyed for decades and has strong infrastructure. Unlike many other regions in Alaska, Ahtna is completely accessible via the road system, connecting us to busy depots like Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Valdez. Once final approval is received, Ahtna Native Alaskan will be the largest project area to be issued offsets under the California Cap and Trade Program when registered – out-sizing the Colville project.
Indian forest management (IFM)
Tribal Carbon Partners is responsible for every step in the process that leads to carbon revenues to insure each tribe receives the maximum value from their timberlands. Working with our partner, Finite Carbon, all project tasks are handled internally (other than verification, which California law requires be completed by an outside third party certified by the Air Resources Board), thereby avoiding project delays and maximizing the financial returns to the tribal landowner.
Here are the specific steps that TCP will be intimately involved in:
- Conduct a feasibility study of the forest
- Complete a carbon inventory of the forest
- Select appropriate registry/protocol (e.g., ARB, CAR, ACR, or VCS)
- Translate inventory into carbon model and management plan
- Prepare and submit project plan to chosen carbon registry
- Hire third-party project verifier once plan is accepted and registered
- Submit project verification to registry and receive allocation of carbon offsets
- Market & sell carbon offsets in our proprietary network or engage top brokers to broaden sales process
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