UN Global Compact  |  CEO Water Mandate

Great Britain Colombia Brazil

Central Appalachian Forest

<% join_label %>

Central Appalachian Forest

Show Full Map
Amazon
Area: 5888268 km2
Countries:
Brazil; Peru; Suriname; France; Colombia; Guyana; Bolivia; Venezuela; Ecuador
Cities:
Santa Cruz; Manaus; La Paz
PFAF ID:
HydroBasin Level:
Baseline Water Stress:
Water Quality Stress:
Sanitation Access Stress:
Click to view individual basin.
Location
Click Icon to Show on Map
City & Country
,
()

Quick Info

Countries: Mexico
Regions: Panuco
Project SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
Sustainable Agriculture (SDG 2.4)
Project Tags:
Includes tags from the project and its locations.
Nature-Based Solutions
Progress to Date: 300000 Tress Planted
Services Needed: Financial support
Desired Partner: Investor
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jan. 2020  »  Ongoing
Project Website: www1.plant-for-the-planet.org/central-appalachian-forest
Contextual Condition(s): PHYSICAL: Ecosystem vulnerability or degradation
Additional Benefits: Heightened agreement on priority basin water challenges
Beneficiaries: Ecosystems
Planning & Implementation Time: More than 3 years
Financial Resources: Less than $1,000 USD
Primary Funding Source: pool
Project Challenges: RESOURCES: Lack of financial resources
Project Source: Admin
Profile Completion: 95%

Project Overview

The Appalachian forests of the eastern United States support some of the greatest biological diversity in the worldÕs temperate region, but extraction of abundant coal reserves has damaged the landscape. Since 1977, nearly 600,000 ha of forest have been destroyed by surface mining, producing significant economic, environmental, and ecological challenges (Zipper et al., 2011). In partnership with Green Forests Work, this project is targeting the most economically and ecologic…

Read More

The Appalachian forests of the eastern United States support some of the greatest biological diversity in the worldÕs temperate region, but extraction of abundant coal reserves has damaged the landscape. Since 1977, nearly 600,000 ha of forest have been destroyed by surface mining, producing significant economic, environmental, and ecological challenges (Zipper et al., 2011). In partnership with Green Forests Work, this project is targeting the most economically and ecologically distressed counties in southeastern Kentucky. This project will demonstrate best-in-class approaches to additionality and permeance. The site preparation will begin immediately with planting taking place in Winter 2020 and continuing over the next three planting seasons. In addition to its ecological importance, this reforestation work will improve water quality and public water supplies throughout the region and will serve as a model for future headwater restoration efforts.

Latest updates

No updates found.
Basin and/or Contextual Conditions: PHYSICAL: Ecosystem vulnerability or degradation
Project Benefits: Heightened agreement on priority basin water challenges
Indirect or Direct Beneficiaries: Ecosystems
Months & Implementing: More than 3 years
Financial Resources: Less than $1,000 USD
Primary Funding Source: Pool funding (i.e., joint funding of several partners)
Challenges: RESOURCES: Lack of financial resources

Project Narrative

MAIN CHALLENGE Survival of the tree, due to grazing of cows and sheep. SITE OWNERSHIP Ejido land of Constitucion since 2020 CAUSE OF DEGRADATION Cattle grazing WHY THIS SITE? This ecosystem was chosen because of its high degradation conditions. It used to be grazing land with barely any trees. We wanted to establish a long-term experiment in order to test different methods to evaluate our restauration efforts.

Partner Organizations


At 9 years old, Felix Finkbeiner launched the youth initiative Plant-for-the-Planet in 2007. So far, more than 91,000 youth in 75 countries have been trained as Climate Justice Ambassadors that give speeches to their peers and adults, and fight for … Learn More

Suggested Resources

View the full list of 300+ resources at the Water Stewardship Toolbox

In this Nature feature, Johan Rockstrom and co-authors argue that identifying and quantifying planetary boundaries that must not be transgressed could help prevent human activities from causing unacceptable environmental change. Learn More

This Working Paper proposes a method whereby any decision-maker can calculate the cost required to deliver sustainable water management to a geography. Learn More

Developers: Pacific Institute

The Toolbox connects your business to the latest tools, guidance, case studies, datasets, and more most relevant to you based on your circumstances and interests. It features more than 250+ resources from dozens of organizations and is updated every week. Learn More

Developers: CEO Water Mandate, Pacific Institute

NBS offer a promising contribution on how to enhance the availability and quality of water for productive purposes and human consumption, while preserving ecosystems. In this discussion paper, 21 case studies of water management processes are analysed, using a non-representative … Learn More

FAO has been emphasizing the need to accelerate a global transition to sustainable food and agriculture systems, advocating an integrated approach. This document focuses on the management of water for agricultural use. Learn More

The Global Water Footprint Assessment Standard can be used to provide comparable quantification and robust analytics, helping corporations, governments, and researchers manage water resources and achieve greater water sustainability. Learn More

This ISO Standard helps to evaluate the sustainability of a product across its life cycle. Learn More

The Pacific Institute – in collaboration with a diverse team of stakeholders – is developing a framework for systematically assessing the multiple benefits and costs provided by water management strategies. Here, we provide a resource library for analysts, decision makers, … Learn More

Developers: Pacific Institute

The report proposes a definitional framework for NbS, including a set of general principles for any NbS intervention. The report also defines the scope of NbS as an umbrella concept embracing a number of different ecosystembased approaches. Learn More

Developers: International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

This report seeks to provide an overview of the three leading water tools available for corporate water risk assessment. Learn More

Developers: Pacific Institute

The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Compass Business Tools inventory maps existing business tools against the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It allows you to explore commonly used business tools that may be useful when assessing your organization’s impact on the SDGs. Learn More

This guide aims to help companies set effective site water targets that are informed by catchment context, which can create value and lessen risks for the company and support collective action. Learn More

Developers: CEO Water Mandate

This report provides findings on good practices of AWS Standard implementation. Learn More

Developers: Pacific Institute

The Forest Stewardship Council created the Principles of Forest Stewardship as a worldwide standard to promote environmentally responsible, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world’s forests. Learn More

The AWS Standard is a globally-applicable framework for major water users to understand their water use and impacts, and to work collaboratively and transparently for sustainable water management within a catchment context. Learn More

Developers: Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS)

This tool is an interactive map linking nature-based solutions to climate change adaptation outcomes based on a systematic review of peer-reviewed literature. Learn More

Developers: Pacific Institute

This report is a culmination of industry interviews, non-government organization inputs, and desk research, the report highlights practical examples for companies in the sector and beyond, grappling with how to integrate the SDGs into their core business and global supply … Learn More

This report explores the possibilities of scaling a circular economy, given the reality of the global economy and the complexity of multi-tier supply chains. Learn More

Developers: World Economic Forum

As the co-leads of the Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) Coalition for the UN Climate Action Summit, China and New Zealand have received descriptions of nearly 200 initiatives and best practices from a broad range of entities around the world. This paper … Learn More

The Water Risk Filter can be used to assess and respond to water related risks for your own operations, suppliers, or growth plans. Learn More

Developers: WWF

This Handbook has been developed in the framework of the ThinkNature project. Its main objective is to gather and promote state-of-the-art knowledge regarding Nature-Based Solutions (NBS), comprising a comprehensive guide to all relevant actors. To this end, each aspect of … Learn More

GIZ Learn More

Ceres Learn More

PRI; WWF Learn More

CEO Water Mandate; Water Integrity Network Learn More

CEO Water Mandate; Ross Strategic Learn More

CEO Water Mandate; WWF Learn More

OECD Learn More

SAI Platform Learn More

Kerstin Wonka
Primary Contact  

Discussion

No comments found - be the first to add yours below!

No comments found. Log in and add yours below!

Log in to add your comment!


   Loading Matches

No lessons found.

Nature-based solutions (NBS) offer a broad range of benefits, including improved water quantity and quality, carbon sequestration, and biodiversity protection. However, these solutions may also have trade-offs (negative or unintended impacts) such as displacing land users or replacing diverse ecosystems …

Nature-based solutions (NBS) take place within complex, dynamic, and self-organizing socio-ecological systems. These include biophysical, economic, political, and cultural systems. For example, a forest restoration project interacts with the forest ecology, hydrology, local communities, and regional businesses. The project also …

Effective engagement with local communities in nature-based solutions (NBS) projects requires thoughtful commitment. Build relationships with stakeholder groups and incorporate their input throughout the project lifecycle, from design and planning to project management and maintenance. Engaging and empowering a diverse …

By sharing your nature-based solution (NBS) story, you show that it is possible to create healthy, productive landscapes where nature and people thrive in a cost-effective way. By assessing the “full value” of your NBS project and demonstrating cost savings, …

Organizations, companies, and governments have the ability to design and implement nature-based solutions (NBS) at different scales. They can start with small-scale projects within their boundaries to develop a robust understanding of the NBS, test their hypotheses, and refine their …

It is very important for us because the one soap for one child project needs a lot of water during production of soap. So we have now clear knowledge on how to save water during post and pre-production.

Os projetos de Captação de Água Pluvial da Rede Engenheiros sem Fronteiras encontram sua maior dificuldade na aquisição do material para construção dos módulos. Uma vez que somos uma Organização Social e não temos lucro, precisamos buscar outros meios de …

Millions of people globally do not have ready access to running water at their homes. They are forced to walk 6 – 10 miles carrying heavy (47 lb. – 21Kgs) water containers daily. The cost of having water delivered is …

OXIDATION PONDS Oxidation ponds were developed during times when the populations were not as great as we are experiencing today. Water quality requirements have been strictly increased for compliance for release. Today the water compliance is close to a class …