VCS News | 4 May 2012

Methodology Revision: Improved Forest Management in Temperate and Boreal Forests

VCS methodology VM0012 has been revised to apply to projects on public lands.

The methodology was previously limited to projects on private, fee simple properties.

VM0012: Improved Forest Management in Temperate and Boreal Forests (LtPF) v1.1 is available for immediate use.

In addition, VM0012 was required on 30 March to undergo a separate revision to conform with requirements for accounting emissions from harvested wood. The required revision may be completed using a streamlined process facilitated by VCS.

Projects may continue using VM0012 — either v1.0 or v1.1 — provided a validation report is issued by 30 September 2012. Later projects must apply a future version of the methodology. Check the VM0012 page regularly for status updates.

VM0012 was developed by 3Green Tree and Ecosystem Restoration Associates and revised with support from Camco International Group.

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