Facts and Stats
Project Type: Forest carbon stock conservation
Project Owner: Forest management association Klostertal
Project Location: Austria, Vorarlberg, communities Dalaas, Klösterle and Stuben
Project Status: Certification completed
Project Standard: SILVACONSULT® Forest Carbon Standard ISO 14064-2:2019
Area: 1,510 ha
Project Volume: 7,449 tCO₂ / Year
The forestry association Klostertal comprises the shaded mountain forests of the Klostertal valley of the municipalities of Dalaas and Klösterle and the agricultural community of Stuben. These forest areas are 2/3 protection forest and 1/3 commercial forest. The great importance of these forests lies in the protection of the settlement area against avalanches and mudflows. The sustainable use of the commercial forest areas is an attempt to finance the costly maintenance of the protection forests. A forester is employed by the Klostertal forestry association to manage these forest areas. The forester coordinates the reforestation, maintenance and utilization measures. An essential part is also the maintenance of the infrastructure in the form of the forest roads.
Quote from the Forest Owner
"We invest the additional income through the forest climate protection project with Tree.ly generally in the maintenance of the forests but mainly to be able to react faster on small calamities."
Forest Operations Manager FBG Klostertal
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
How this projects supports the SDG’s
Decent Work and Economic GrowthThe neighbouring areas of Dalaas, Klösterle and Stuben decided to jointly manage their forestry operations in a form of community cooperation. The Klosteral forestry cooperative (FBG) was founded in early 2022 under the motto "Together we are strong", aiming to promote the economic wellbeing of all members.
Climate ActionLatest measurements show that the forests managed by FBG Klostertal sequester 3,500 tonnes of CO₂ per year. Additionally, the foresters here are adapting to climate change by planting new tree species which are more resilient to the changing conditions.
Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesThe forests of FBG Klostertal are playing a crucial role in protecting the people who live in the Klostertal. These protection forests help in the case of avalanches or rockfall, and do so better than any technological solution.
Tree tops in the forest of FBG Klostertal
Martin Bertsch of the FBG Kostertal
The steep forests of the FBG Klostertal