Arcata Sunny Brae Tract

Arcata, California

United States

Improved Forest Management

Technical details

Majestic redwoods, Douglas firs, and bigleaf maples make the second-growth redwood forest known as the Arcata Sunny Brae Tract a magical place. This improved forestry project, part of the 2,350-acre Arcata Community Forest, stands on a hillside overlooking Northern California's Sunny Brae community near the city of Arcata. Local residents love to hike, mountain bike, and ride horses there.

In 2006, Arcata purchased the land from a timber company that planned to log it. That brought the timber under the city's conservation-based forest management, which permits only limited nonindustrial timber harvesting. Reducing the amount of harvesting sequesters more carbon in the wood of the trees, thus generating the carbon offsets.

A carbon offset represents the reduction of 1 metric ton (2,205 pounds) of carbon dioxide emissions. The Arcata Sunny Brae project does that by absorbing (sequestering) CO2 from the atmosphere.

Cloverly buys offsets that meet accepted standards for being real, measurable, verifiable, permanent, and additional. "Additional" means that the carbon savings would not have happened without the offset project and that the project would not have happened unless it got certified to sell carbon offsets. The Climate Action Reserve oversees verification of the Arcata Sunny Brae project. You can find verification documents at

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Total Capacity

Instrument Type

Carbon Offset

Registry Name

Climate Action Reserve