The 30x30 Challenge
EFM is participating in an ambitious goal to sequester 1 gigaton of carbon per year in forests
IN THE NEWS
FSC Leadership AwardFebruary 13th, 2019
EFM was honored to receive a 2018 Leadership Award from the Forest Stewardship Council, the world’s most trusted forest certification system, in a celebration held in conjunction with the Greenbuild Conference.
Rebuilding Home: Sek-wet-se Forest
EFM's sale of forestland to the Coquille Tribe is significant in restoring their ancestral homeland.
EFM named one of top 50 impact investment fund managers
The Moss Creek watershed on the Garibaldi property is home to the first forest carbon project in Oregon and Washington. The project will offset approximately 150,000 tons of carbon through 2040. These offsets are made possible by EFM's management actions that reduce harvest volumes, extend rotations, expand reserves and protect important habitat. These voluntary actions go above and beyond regulatory requirements and are guided by the standards of the FSC, an independent non-governmental, not for profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world's forests.
In the lush, west-side timberlands of the Pacific Northwest Douglas-fir and hemlock/spruce forests often contain 300 to 450 tons of organic debris per acre. This organic debris contains the lions share of important tree nutrients and is enhanced through climate-smart forestry techniques, like those that are practiced by EFM, such as delimbing trees in place during a harvest, and leaving harvested slash on the ground for habitat and soil stabilization.