Fuel Management Planning. BVS recently helped develop
a comprehensive fuels management plan for the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) on the San Mateo coast. The project
involved the removal and thinning of dense eucalyptus stands, restoration of native coastal scrub species, and road repair.
Planning was done in consultation with county planning, local and state fire agencies, the Coastal Commission and the California
Department of Fish and Game. BVS supervised the follow-up treatments and monitoring.
Forest Carbon Inventory and Modeling. BVS recently provided inventory services and
harvest schedule modeling support for the Sempervirens Fund's Lompico property in Santa Cruz. This project was the first carbon
project approved by the Climate Registry in the Santa Cruz area, and resulted in the sale of carbon credits to PG&E.
BVS currently provides forest carbon project verification services to Scientific Certification Systems on several large ownerships
in northern California.
Land Trust Timber
and Fuel Management. BVS obtained and administered Timber Harvest Plans (THP) on land owned by the Pacific Forest
Trust (PFT) adjacent to Yosemite National Park. The project was designed to complement and integrate with fuel treatments
occurring on adjoining parklands. BVS has worked closely with the park forester and other specialists to ensure treatments
meet fuel treatment goals while also mitigating any potential negative impacts.
Conservation Easement Appraisals. BVS has developed numerous appraisals for land trusts,
open space districts and private landowners as part the creation of conservation easements. These appraisals typically include
a forest inventory, timber market and land value research.