Doyon’s Carbon Forestry Project helps balance global greenhouse gas emissions by sequestering carbon in our trees, which generates carbon credits to be sold on the voluntary carbon-offset market.
This exciting initiative monetizes conservation, highlighting the ecological and cultural values of Doyon lands while creating financial benefits and preserving community access: Doyon maintains our ability to utilize the lands for multiple purposes, including local and subsistence use and recreation.
Doyon is prioritizing this work with multiple projects across Alaska’s arctic boreal forest, near the Tanana and Yukon Rivers.
Doyon is participating in voluntary carbon offset projects. Currently, there are three forestry projects: Tsogh, Ts’ebaa North, and Ts’ebaa South. The projects were named after white spruce trees, translated in Athabascan languages. Ts’ebaa is Denaakk’e (Koyukon) and Tsogh (ts’ǒgh) is Nee’anděg’ (Tanacross).
- Tsogh extends from Dot Lake to Tanana and covers 172,737 acres of Doyon land.
- Ts’ebaa North extends from Kaltag to just east of Ruby and covers 96,904 acres of Doyon land
- Ts’ebaa South extends from Holy Cross to just south of Kaltag and covers 106,607 acres of Doyon land.
The first, known as the Tsogh Project, began in 2020 and was issued carbon credits upon its completion in 2022. Due to the success of the Tsogh Project, the two-part Ts’ebaa Project is now underway along the Yukon River.
Forests will be managed to ensure environmental benefits for the 40-year length of the projects, connecting with Doyon’s commitment to enhancing and protecting our lands for the long term.
For more information contact the Lands and Natural Resources Department at 907-459-2030, 1-888-478-4755 ext. 2030, or email@example.com.