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Stand Montafon

The project area covers 6,470 ha - making Stand Montafon the largest forest owner in Vorarlberg

Facts and Stats

  • 6,470 ha project area

  • Feasibility study carried out in 2021

  • Status: Preparations for certification under way

Description

The Stand Montafon includes the Forstfonds-managed forests in the areas of Bartholomäberg, Gaschurn, Silbertal, Schruns, St. Anton im Montafon, St. Gallenkirch, Tschagguns and Vandans. The project area covers 6,470 ha, making Stand Montafon the largest forest owner in Vorarlberg. The project analysis foresees a creditable carbon sink performance of about 353,000 tonnes of CO₂ in 30 years, or about 11,000 tonnes of CO₂ per year for 30 years. A large part of the forest stock is located at least 1200m above sea level, in mountainous terrain. This makes management more difficult but also results in an increased protective function. With the additional financial resources generated, Stand Montafon can manage these areas even more sustainably.

Quote from the Forest Owner

"Additional income from the sale of CO₂ credits enables the forestry enterprise to invest in forest maintenance and, above all, to ensure "clean forestry" with sufficient skilled forestry personnel."

Hubert Malin

Hubert Malin
Forest Operations Manager Stand Montafon

sustainable development goals

How this projects supports the SDG’s

We're committed to supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals in all our forest carbon projects, directly and indirectly, because they are important to us, the people we serve and provide a great framework to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all
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SDG 12

Responsible Consumption and Production

The forests here have been responsibly managed since April 1832 when a representative was appointed to regulate common assets (forestry, road and bridge construction, path and dam construction).

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SDG 13

Climate Action

For almost two centuries, the foresters of Stand Montafon have dedicated their lives to ensuring their forests can be resiliently passed on to the next generation.

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SDG 15

Life on Land

There are various forest types found here, including an impressive gypsum doline spruce forest which is unique for the whole region and is home to numerous rare and highly specialised animal and plant species.

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SDG 4

Quality Education

Continuous forest education is undertaken here in the form of excursions for school classes of different ages all around Vorarlberg.