Terraformation is now accepting applications for the Seed to Carbon Forest Accelerator 2024. This unique accelerator is dedicated to promoting biodiversity and is funded through carbon initiatives. The Terraformation team consists of global experts in science and forestry who work closely with local communities, providing valuable support to foresters in tackling their most pressing challenges.
Benefits of Terraformation Seed to Carbon Forest Accelerator
- Software tools and training are provided to track progress and identify obstacles
- A complimentary feasibility study offered to evaluate the carbon potential of your project (valued at $20,000 USD)
- Opportunities for networking with other forestry teams
- Possibilities for pilot capital and additional funding support
- Provision of infrastructure and technology such as seed banks and nurseries
- Assistance in developing a project design document (PDD)
- Emphasis on designing for long-term impact (over 40 years) and engaging the community
- Support in creating sustainable business models that generate revenue through multiple channels like carbon credits, agroforestry, silvopasture, and non-timber forest products (NTFP).
Before applying for the Accelerator program, it is important to carefully review the following criteria to determine if your project aligns with the program’s requirements:
- The Forest Accelerator is open to forest restoration teams worldwide.
- Emphasis should be placed on restoring native biodiversity and ecosystems. At least 70% of the project area must be dedicated to native forest restoration, using a minimum of 10 native species and excluding any invasive exotic species. If your project leans more toward agroforestry, please inform us as we may have an upcoming Accelerator program tailored for you.
- The applying team should have long-term access and rights to reforest at least 1,500 hectares of land. However, areas that were cleared of native forest within the past 10 years should be excluded. While the land parcels do not need to be contiguous, they should be within 80 km of each other. Larger areas available for reforestation will have a competitive advantage.
- Currently, our Accelerator focuses exclusively on supporting the restoration of moist tropical and subtropical forests or mangrove ecosystems. Nevertheless, efforts are being made to include a broader range of ecosystems in future iterations of the program.
- The applying team should possess prior experience in native forest restoration, having successfully planned and implemented at least one project of at least 100 hectares. Projects with existing infrastructure, such as a functional nursery, will receive greater consideration.
- The projected budget for the project should not exceed $4000 USD per hectare at the beginning. This includes all implementation costs, such as infrastructure, land preparation, seedling procurement, planting, maintenance, monitoring, overhead costs, etc.
- The applying team should prioritize the restoration of forests that will endure for 40 years or more, benefiting both the environment and the surrounding communities.
- While not a requirement, it is advantageous if the applying team has previous experience with sustainable business models like agroforestry and non-timber forest products.
How to Apply For Terraformation Seed to Carbon Forest Accelerator 2024
To apply for the program, you must first request an application. Once you have made this request, a link to apply will be sent to you via email.
For more information visit the official website.
November 30, 2023.
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