Bjertberget Project Forest
Bjertberget is our first project forest. It is a beautiful pine and spruce forest located in Nord-Odal in Norway.
Bjertberget is a marvellous spruce and pine forest in Nord-Odal municipality outside Eidsvoll in Norway. Agriculture and forestry have dominated the municipality's business life over the years. In the 18th and 19th centuries, Nord-Odal was a mining municipality, it had mines for both copper pyrite and iron ore, and you can still find remains of this in the area.
Bjertberget was last cut around 1930, and the forest has since then been untouched and is now classified as “Hogstklasse 5”, meaning it is planned for imminent harvesting unless the forest can be transferred to Carbon and Biodiversity farming.
The project forest spreads out in a continuous area that is 417 daa large and includes multiple swamps with a high carbon stock and consists of both young and old trees, as well as downfall and dead trees, some still standing and some fallen, ensuring valuable territory for small scale animal life. The area is also habitat for large game wildlife as well as multiple species of birds of prey.
Fossagrim and the landowner have agreed and committed to terms for an exclusive contractual agreement, which will secure continued and undisturbed forest growth and natural CCS through CO2 sequestration for a minimum of 30 years. Bjertberget will serve as a Fossagrim “Habitat Forest”, and we are proud to present this opportunity as the first Fossagrim CBO project.
Power in Numbers
Estimated total project climate benefit