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Mixed Upland Forests of the Ozarks & Ouachita Mountains

ACR 801






North Central Arkansas


IFM 2.0​


American Carbon Registry​

A Wooded Wonderland

The NativState Mixed Upland Forests of the Ozarks & Ouachita Mountains is a first of its kind, Programmatic Development Approach (PDA) to Improved Forest Management project. The project aggregates forestlands across northern Arkansas with a unified commitment to maintaining forest CO2e stocks through certified sustainable management. This provides significant climate benefits through carbon sequestration from native forests.


Biodiversity forms the foundation of life for communities across the globe. We rely on biodiverse native forests for food, water, medicine, a stable climate, and economic growth. Improved Forest Management protects and nurtures biodiversity.


In addition to the ecological co-benefits of healthier forests and watersheds from IFM, aggregated projects provide smaller landowners’ new access to carbon markets and better serve local economies through their direct participation.

Photo by Phillip Thomas of Novo Studio

“The NativState Forest Carbon Program allowed our family to make the decision to purchase a beautiful healthy forest adjacent to our property that creates an important buffer to protect the integrity of our small scale diversified organic farm. Forest carbon revenue will allow us to conserve a more biologically diverse and connected landscape so our family farm will thrive well into the future for our children and future generations.”

Tara Stainton


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