Aurora Sustainable Lands

Conserving forests for meaningful climate impact

Aurora and Anew Climate

Partnering for a new class of climate assets

Aurora, formerly Blue Source Sustainable Forests Company, is a joint venture between Anew Climate and a group of equity investors led by Oak Hill Advisors and including CarVal, EIG and GenZero, among other leading financial sponsors. Aurora Sustainable Lands is a carbon-first company that invests in industrially harvested forests to deliver high-integrity, verifiable carbon credits that are exclusively marketed and sold by Anew Climate.

Jamie Houston, CEO
919.929.2497

55 Vilcom Center Drive
Suite 240
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
United States

A new future for North American forestland

1.65 million acres and growing. From Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to New York’s Adirondacks, down through Appalachia to Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin, and over to the Apalachicola River in Florida, softwood pines and mixed hardwood forests are now being returned to a more natural state.

Protecting habitat across the eastern U.S.

5,500+

Miles of streams

119

Species of trees protected

225

Species of birds

Featured property: Manistique

An important migratory stopover for the sand crane, with abundant milkweed to support pollinators, this forestland in Michigan’s upper peninsula can now provide a more stable, critical habitat for numerous species. Intensifying development and harvests have changed the region’s landscape in recent decades, and years of industrial timber management have taken place within the property’s boundaries. Under BSFC ownership, these forests across 29,000-acres will now be protected from aggressive harvest and instead maintained to maximize carbon sequestration through long-term tree growth. BSFC will ensure that the land will remain open for public recreational access and sustainably managed for the benefit of people and wildlife alike.

BSFC recognized by The Land Report

BSFC's new approach to forestland management and the acquisition of The Forestland Group recognized by the Land Report as their 2022 Deal of the Year.

As we walk our lands, we can feel the difference we are going to make for our forests and for our climate. These trees, once assessed for their value in 10, 20 years, are now being looked at for their value in 40, 60, 100 years. This is tangible change for our health and future for all. We’re honored and humbled at the opportunity before us, and we hope others will follow suit.

—Jamie Houston , CEO, BSFC

Improved Forest Management explained

A sharable guide to nature-based project development for landowners, what to expect, and the opportunity for climate impact.