Reduced Impact Logging Practices that Reduce Carbon Emissions (RIL-C) Methodology

Reduced Impact Logging Practices that Reduce Carbon Emissions (RIL-C) Methodology

This methodology provides a framework for quantifying GHG emission reductions achieved through reduced impact logging practices.  Practices may entail a range of improved logging and harvest planning practices including directional felling, improved log bucking, improved harvest planning via pre-harvest inventory, skid trail planning and/or monocable winching, and reduction in width of haul roads and size of log landings.  This methodology applies a performance method for setting crediting and additionality benchmarks for each emission source category (felling, skidding and hauling) to a specified geography of East Kalimantan, Indonesia.



This methodology was open for public comment from 14 January 2014 until 13 February 2014. Public comments are closed.

Comments (2)

Bruce French
U.S.A.
I respectfully suggest you explore linking-up with the International Biochar Initiative: http://www.biochar-international.org/ and possibly Cornell University: http://www.css.cornell.edu/faculty/lehmann/research/terra%20preta/terrapretamain.html . Doing so could enhance your efforts regarding the “New Reduced Impact Logging Methodology” by incorporating biochar and terra preta into this (and other) VCS project(s).
Simon Largo
Silva Ecosystems Services LLC
Chile
Sectoral Scope
14. Agriculture, Forestry, Land Use
Second Assessor
Not yet contracted
Status
First Assessment
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