“Experts across the nation have declared Louisiana’s loss of coastal wetlands ‘nothing short of a national emergency.’”
Our home state of Louisiana suffers some of the fastest rates of wetland loss in the world, at a rate of one football field per hour. 80% of our nation’s wetland loss has occurred in the Mississippi River Delta, leaving the region’s important assets such as the 5th largest port in the nation, critical oil and gas infrastructure, and a culture that is dependent upon healthy wetlands vulnerable to the devastating impacts of hurricanes. Meanwhile, the Mississippi River Delta’s wetland and waterways contribute tens of billions of dollars to the national economy every year and support millions of jobs.
At Tierra Resources, we have long held the belief that the keys to sustaining wetland resources and our Gulf Coast region is dedication to our mission, sound science, and innovation. Our methodology, “Restoration of the Degraded Deltaic Wetlands of the Mississippi Delta,” approved by the American Carbon Registry in 2012, is the first to introduce U.S. wetlands to emissions trading markets, a concept that inextricably links wetlands and climate change, and provides a funding mechanism for large-scale wetland restoration. We believe in the value of market-based mechanisms to enhance the environment, increase the resiliency of coastal communities, and make meaningful contributions to wetlands conservation, carbon sequestration, and wetland sciences globally.
Tierra Resources remains steadfast in our commitment to bring wetland carbon offsets to market, and are eager to collaborate closely with organizations and institutions within the U.S. and internationally to expand our efforts and successes to other regions.
If you are interested in partnering or sponsoring a project please contact Tierra Resources
Wetland Restoration Carbon Offset Methodology Development and Expansion
Tierra Resources has made the decision to limit the focus of the initial wetland restoration carbon offset methodology to the Mississippi Delta in order to start proving the science on the ground through development of wetland restoration projects. The modular format of the methodology facilitates expansion, and new modules can be added that will broaden the eligibility to other regions by addressing wetland restoration techniques and the causes of wetland loss at other areas. Tierra Resources aims to expand the wetland restoration carbon offset methodology to include further quantifications of prevented wetland loss, and is currently seeking funding to expand the methodology to be more broadly applicable to coastal wetlands in general, including California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and other wetlands such as Florida’s Everglades and wetlands in Virginia, Maryland and the Carolinas. This wetland restoration methodology could eventually be expanded to other critical deltas around the world, such as the Amazon, Congo, Mekong, Niger, Yangtze, and the Ganges, as well as many other smaller wetland areas.
Tierra Resources is currently seeking funding to expand the wetland restoration methodology to be more broadly applicable to California wetlands.
If you are interested in partnering or sponsoring methodology development please contact Tierra Resources
Wetland restoration Carbon Offset Project Development
Tierra Resources is now planning and implementing projects to restore degraded wetlands in the Mississippi River Delta. The Climate Trust, a non-profit organization that has funded and contracted more than 3 million carbon offset credits since 2001, is working together with Tierra Resources to design, implement, and market these carbon offset projects.
If you are interested in partnering on a project or purchasing wetland carbon offset credits please contact Tierra Resources.