UPM Blandin Paper Company is conducting improved forest management practices on 187,876 acres of land in northern Minnesota, initiated in part to mitigate climate change. 173,386 acres of this land are forested acres meeting American Carbon Registry (ACR) standard methodology and requirements.
The Blandin forest has historically faced various acquisitions resulting in large-scale harvesting. In July of 2010, UPM Blandin signed a perpetual conservation easement of the forest, signalling the start of its forest management practices. Project activities include UPM’s Smart Forestry practices maintaining the diversity of natural forest communities and aligning management with ecological regimes, as well as reducing harvesting impacts on the forest and mitigating climate change.