Tierra Resources is currently seeking carbon investors and credit buyers for wetland restoration carbon projects located on degraded forested and nonforested wetlands in the Mississippi Delta.
Wetland restoration carbon projects involve two broad activity types:
-afforestation/reforestation: natural regeneration, seeding, or tree planting
-hydrologic management: river diversions, wetland assimilation, water management
Tierra Resources is also seeking investors for further research and methodology development.
Browse our current projects below and Contact Us to learn more about these projects or how Tierra Resources can identify and structure projects to fit your specific needs.
Fund a Wetland Restoration Proof-of-Concept:
Tierra Resources’ methodology Restoration of Degraded Deltaic Wetlands of the Mississippi Delta, is the first carbon offset methodology to target deltaic wetland restoration and the first to use a modular format, which provides flexibility for numerous types of wetland restoration techniques. Let us identify, design and structure a wetland restoration project that includes assisted natural regeneration, seeding, or tree planting that fits your specific needs. All of our proof-of-concept projects are designed to be immediately expanded into a commercial scale project.
Fund a Wetland Assimilation System Proof-of-Concept:
Louisiana’s characteristic coastal swamp forests are threatened by subsidence and saltwater intrusion. Wetland assimilation systems use treated wastewater to restore degraded cypress wetlands that are critical to protect the coastal Louisiana region from storm surge. This type of wetland restoration promotes additional carbon sequestration by reversing wetland loss, enhancing storage of carbon in wetland soils, and by reestablishing cypress forests. Using natural wetlands to remove nutrients from wastewater integrates sustainability with mitigation measures by enhancing storm surge protection, utilizing natural energies, offsetting sea level rise, and sequestering large amounts of carbon. Neighboring acreage supports expansion of proof-of-concepts to commercial scale projects.
Fund Research and Methodology Development:
Successful wetland restoration enhances carbon sequestration by promoting wetland growth, and avoids the release of carbon stored in wetland soils when wetlands degrade. It is estimated that coastal marshes contain from 200 to 300 tons of CO2-e per acre in soil. Currently insufficient information exists on what happens to the carbon in soils during wetland loss and, therefore, cannot be incorporated into carbon accounting. Critical research is needed to determine what happens to this stored carbon to optimize the amount of offsets produced from a wetland restoration carbon project. Investment is needed to address the gaps in science and to expand the current methodology to transact these offsets.