Bryn White presenting award to NCC's Katie Blake. Linda Mackie photo

The Real Estate Foundation of BC announced the winners of the 2011 Land Awards for initiatives that showcase leadership, innovation, and collaboration related to the sustainable use and conservation of land in British Columbia.  NCC won the non-profit sector award for its work on the Darkwoods Carbon Project. After purchasing Darkwoods in 2008, NCC and its advisors calculated the amount and value of carbon on Darkwoods. By purchasing Darkwoods for conservation, NCC has eliminated the threat of these forests being eliminated through logging. Through the sale of carbon credits, Darkwoods will generate funding to support and sustain the cost of long-term conservation. The first sale of Darkwoods carbon credits was completed in May 2011, raising over $4 million for conservation.

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