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Sep 14, 2010
Domtar partners with Nature Conservancy on pilot program for working woodlands
The Domtar Corporation has announced it has partnered with The Nature Conservancy to help private landowners maintain and sustainably manage their forested land through a program called Working Woodlands.

The Nature Conservancy will cooperate with Working Woodlands landowners to develop sustainable forest management plans which are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. The Conservancy then works with Blue Source, one of the world's leading greenhouse gas offset developers, to market and sell the landowners' forest carbon credits. In return, landowners agree to manage the forest sustainably for at least 60 years, according to a Domtar press release.

Under the pilot program with The Nature Conservancy, Domtar will donate U.S. $30,000 over the next two years to help enroll a total of 20,000 acres in Working Woodlands. At least 4,000 acres are expected to be from owners of small plots of forested land near Domtar's Johnsonburg paper mill in Central Pennsylvania. Domtar and The Nature Conservancy said the pilot program may also expand to areas surrounding Domtar's mills in the Southeast United States.

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