Preserving this 93 hectares of tropical, primary rainforest, that the wildlife depend upon in this vital corridor, provides income for Omar’s granddaughter to finish school. Without it she can’t finish.
|$30 preserves 0.5 hectare (ha.) (1¼ acre) offset approx. 6 tonnes/CO2/year|
|$50 pays for one of the bi-annual inspections|
|$60 preserves 1 ha. (2½ acres) offset approx. 12 tonnes/CO2/year|
|$200 pays the attorney fee for LRFF/landowner agreement|
|$600 preserves 10 ha. (25 acres) offset approx. 120 tonnes/CO2/year|
What is the problem?
What are your CO2 emissions each year? Do you know? Omar Quesada has conserved this 93 hectare (230 acres) rain forest for decades. He and his daughter Miriam must come up with the resources to provide an education for Miriam’s daughter. She has only a couple of years of school left to graduate with a degree. They live in constant financial distress. This forest is removing approximately 1115 metric tons of CO2/year from the Earth’s atmosphere. Offset your CO2 and help this family.
How will the project solve the problem?
Payments for environmental services to the Quesada family for 1 year saves 93 hectares of forest from being sold/developed, preserves habitat necessary for the wildlife, gives resources badly needed by this family and removes much CO2 from our atmosphere.
Potential Long-Term Impact:
Preserving this forest ensures habitat for the resident wildlife, absorbs approx. 1115 metric tons of CO2 annually, creates community awareness of forest importance and gives the family necessary resources for their children to finish their education.
“All of us are blessed to know you and to read and see the miracles you are performing by turning unused land into forest. May 2011 be the year of La Reserva.” Mark Tansley, Founder, Save Our Earth Foundation
Roberta Ward Smiley
President and Founder
As project leader Roberta oversees all phases of LRFF’s forestry projects. She is administrator for the projects, paying participants and performing inspections. She founded LRFF in 2005. Everything she knows about the importance of tropical forests she has learned first hand in the forests of the world’s tropic with 25 years experience in native forest restoration and preservation.
Coordinator of the Local Council of Biological Corridors Lake Arenal-Volcano Tenorio
Consultant and liaison for Maleku Tribal Council
Liaison for LRFF United States
Daniel Spreen Wilson
Treasurer of LRFF and director of reforestation
Daniel has 25 years experience in native, tropical forest restoration and preservation. He manages the seedling nursery at La Reserva, identifying Mother trees for seed collection, identification of tree species and ensures that the nursery contains a wide variety of tree species (70+ native species). Daniel is in charge of the work crews who do the hole digging, planting and tree maintenance.
Portland State University – Accounting major
Active member of the Local Council for Biological Corridors Lake Arenal-Volcano Tenorio
LET’S GET PLANTING!
To contribute to this project you may make a tax-deductible donation online at the following link:
U.S. tax deductible nonprofit number EIN# 26-3595528
Or you may contact us at either of the following addresses or telephone numbers:
La Reserva Forest Foundation
117 E Winston St. #302
Los Angeles CA 90013
La Reserva Forest Foundation
Costa Rica, Central America
Telephone: (011) 506-8856-2977