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Document/Tool Date Description
Reforestation Forecast Methodology v2.0 April 29, 2022 Methodology currently under revision. See note below.

This methodology addresses carbon enhancements (sequestration) associated with reforestation activities that encourage restoration of forest cover.

Errata and Clarifications to Reforestation Forecast Methodology v2.0 (October 4, 2023)

Summary of Changes from v1.1 to v2.0

Reforestation Communities Data File v2.3 October 4, 2023 This tool facilitates quantification of emissions reductions under this methodology and identifies forest communities currently eligible for inclusion in projects. This version is to be used by all projects registering under Version 2.0 of the Reforestation Forecast Methodology.
Forest Type Region Map September 24, 2020 A map depicting the geographic regions to assist in determining a project’s forest type(s).
GIS Forest Type Region Shapefile September 24, 2020 A GIS shapefile that can be downloaded for use with GIS software to assist in identifying the region(s) the project is in when determining a project’s forest type(s).
Canopy Cover Analysis Instructions October 4 2023 Instructions for performing tree and/or shrub cover analysis using i-Tree Canopy.
Reforestation Project Goals Form April 29, 2022 This form facilitates fulfilling the requirements for reporting on the suitability of the site for reforestation.
Reforestation Project Submittal Form November 15, 2023 A proposal to undertake a reforestation project.
Reforestation Project Implementation Report, Version 2.0 TBD This template may be used by the project proponent to develop the report that must be submitted to both the confirmation team and the Reserve.

Version 1.0/1.1 for use with projects submitted under Versions 1.0 or 1.1 of the methodology.

Reforestation Project Conservation Easement Screening Form December 1, 2022 A form required to be submitted by projects using a conservation easement or other eligible conservation agreement under the methodology. It is recommended that this form be completed prior to executing the easement/agreement. Submission of the form as part of the initial listing process allows the Reserve the chance to ensure the proposed terms incorporated in the easement/agreement meet the requirements of the methodology.

Protocol Revision

Current update in progress

The Reforestation Forecast Methodology is currently undergoing a program revision update to Version 2.1. These revisions do not significantly change the policies or eligibility in the protocol but can change or revise quantification methodologies or monitoring requirements. Stakeholders may submit revision suggestions to [email protected].

Version 2.0

Webinar: The Role of Reforestation in Carbon Markets through Climate Forward
June 16, 2022

Public Comments

The public comment period closed on Monday, February 21, 2022, and the Reserve has responded to all public comments received. Please see the submitted comments and responses to comments below.

Public Comment Webinar
The Reserve hosted a public webinar on February 3, 2022, to discuss the draft Reforestation Forecast Methodology Version 2.0. The webinar presentation is available below.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions about the methodology or methodology development process.

Version 1.1

Version 1.0

Public Overview Webinar

The Reserve hosted a webinar to discuss the Climate Forward Reforestation Methodology: a New Approach That Shifts Carbon Project Economics on March 12, 2020.

Public Comments

The public comment period on the draft v1.0 methodology closed on December 20, 2019. Public comments received and staff responses to comments are available below.

Public Comment Webinar

The Reserve hosted a webinar on December 4, 2019 to discuss the draft v1.0 forecast methodology and solicit public comment. The webinar recording and slidedeck are available below.


Please contact [email protected] with any questions about the methodology or methodology development process.