Through our partnership with Bluesource, this privately owned forest in Johnson County is reducing carbon emissions, improving habitat, and supporting cleaner waterways.
- More than 8,600 acres located in the northeastern corner of Tennessee, Doe Mountain is one of the largest remaining blocks of privately-owned forest in the Southern Blue Ridge region.
- Doe Mountain Recreation Authority (DMRA) oversees the recreational access for the public and helps steward the land.
- The park’s management plan and governance under the DMRA are designed to preserve the mountain’s forest habitat while also stimulating recreation-based tourism in an economically at-risk region.
Key Project Impacts
- Over the 20-year life of the project, it will sequester approximately 38,000 metric tons of carbon reduction credits annually.
The Doe Mountain project reduces emissions through enhanced carbon sequestration relative to baseline forest management.
The forests around the river act as natural water filters and purify the water for all who use it. The project protects and supports the many surrounding water-related ecosystems.
The Doe Mountain project provides a sustainable and protected habitat for 40 rare, threatened, and endangered plant and animal species. The protected acres are also home to oak-hickory, cove forests, and oak-pine trees as well as healthy populations of deer, turkey, and black bears.
This project actively supports the following Global Goals for Sustainable Development: