Carbone boréal gives back 30 000$ to the four original farms hosting agricultural plantations
Created in 2008, Carbone boréal intended to reforest areas of the boreal forest, use the plantations for research purposes and offer carbon offsets for the public. In 2013 a pilot project was launched on privately owned agricultural lands and the related offsets added to the bank of potential carbon sequestration. Today, all the trees were attributed to offsetters and the first four farms, i.e., A.L.Y. Blackburn, des Papinas, du Carrousel and Bernard Tremblay, received over 30 000$ as a pay back.
Carbone boréal aims to reforest portions of agricultural wastelands impossible to cultivate, in collaboration with the Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ) and the Société sylvicole de Chambord. Offsets generated are available to the public at 5$ per tree or 35$ per ton of CO2 equivalent and entails a 1$ payback/tree to the land owner for safeguarding the plantations and giving researchers access.