Albany Water Improved Forest Management

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United States

API project code

API project code: project_0117

About the project

This enhanced forest management project, which was created via a collaboration between The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the Albany Water Board, and the City of Albany Water Department, permanently safeguards the watershed of the Alcove Reservoir, Basic Creek Reservoir, and Troutner Lake. By naturally controlling runoff and purifying groundwater that flows into the reservoirs and its tributaries, the Albany Water Forestland acts as a vital water supply buffer. Additionally, the lands have outstanding habitat features, including wetlands, large blocks of unfragmented forest habitat, open water, vernal pools, and successional forest. GHG reductions are achieved by maintaining forest carbon stocks above the short-rotation clearcutting typical in this locality, with the project implementing significantly lower harvesting levels per acre and annually.

In addition to delivering emission reductions to take climate action (SDG 13), the project supports other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

  • Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG 6): The project permanently protects a total of 6,400 acres of land and water, which supplies residents and businesses with 6.6 billion gallons (30 billion liters) of water annually.
  • Life on Land (SDG 15): The Alcove Reservoir was one of the early sites for the reintroduction of bald eagles in New York, and there are a number of active nest sites on the properties. The reservoirs also provide outstanding habitat for migrating waterfowl.
  • Life Below Water (SDG 14): The protected area provides crucial headwater stream habitat for fish, amphibians and other aquatic species.

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