Restoration of the Mississippi River Basin
ClimeCo and Restore the Earth Foundation have partnered to restore 1 million acres of degraded forest land in the Mississippi River Basin. This project is forecasted to mitigate 200 million metric tonnes of CO2e. Current reforestation efforts have been in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in the Pointe-Aux-Chenes and Salvador wildlife management areas. The forest in the project area has been lost over the last six decades due to logging and hurricanes.
Restoration of degraded lands is one of the most critical project types that society can undertake to meet the challenge of climate change. Reforestation provides a clear and enduring GHG mitigation impact, and generations will enjoy the vast array of ecological benefits these projects create.