Pachama’s goal as a company is to restore 100 million hectares of deforested and degraded land to harness the earth’s natural systems to sequester carbon dioxide.
To achieve gigaton carbon removal, the world needs to accelerate the development of high-quality forest carbon projects. In October 2022, we launched Pachama Originals, a new generation of forest carbon projects designed and developed with Pachama’s proprietary remote-sensing and artificial intelligence technology suite.
Today, we’re excited to tell the world about the first US-based Pachama Originals, the Avahoula Climate Action Project.
Located in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley in Lousiana, the Avahoula Climate Action Project will restore a 7,200-acre property (2,913 hectares, or 5400 football fields) by planting over three million native bottomland hardwood trees, protected from future deforestation through permanent easement. The project will sequester more than 840k metric tons of carbon dioxide (tCO2e) throughout its lifetime.
The Mississippi Alluvial Valley is an ideal location for what promises to be one of the largest US-based reforestation efforts to date. The area is home to 60% of US bird species and 40% of North America’s waterfowl. The project will assist in decreasing the runoff contributing to the Gulf of Mexico’s dead zone.
In addition to improving water quality for local communities, the Avahoula Climate Action Project will represent tens of millions in local investment, including through tree planting, nurseries, and the project’s logistical operations.
Pachama is developing Avahoula in partnership with Delta Land Services, a Louisiana-based company specializing in large-scale restoration and mitigation projects across the Gulf Coast states. Throughout its lifetime, Delta Land Services has planted over eleven million trees across forty-six thousand acres. Pachama is offering companies the opportunity to invest in developing the Avahoula Climate Action Project in exchange for locking in the supply of high-quality carbon removal credits at a fixed price. If you’re interested in learning more about Avahoula, please contact us.