Sponsor List

We are grateful for the sponsors who help make this conference a success!

Platinum Sponsor

Resolute Forest Products

Resolute Forest Products is a global leader in the forest products industry with a diverse range of products, including newsprint, specialty papers, market pulp and wood products. The Company owns or operates some 40 pulp and paper mills and wood products facilities in the United States, Canada and South Korea, and power generation assets in Canada. Resolute markets its products in close to 80 countries and employs over 7,700 people. At Resolute, we make decisions with tomorrow in mind, and are firmly committed to responsibly managing the resources in our care.

Resolute is proud to be ranked by Corporate Knights as one of Canada's Best 50 Corporate Citizens for 2014. In addition, the company and Richard Garneau, president and chief executive officer, have been named to Canada’s Clean50. And in January 2015, Resolute was awarded The New Economy magazine's global Clean Tech Award for best forestry and paper solutions.


Sierra Pacific Industries

Sierra Pacific Industries is a family-owned forest products company based in Anderson, California. The firm owns 1.9 million acres of timberland in California and Washington certified under the independent Sustainable Forestry Initiative, and is one of the largest lumber producers in the U.S.  Other products include millwork, windows, and renewable energy.

Gold Sponsor

Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas is a global leader in Testing, Inspection, and Certification (TIC). Created in 1828,  the Group has over 61,000 employees in over 1,400 locations in 140 countries. Bureau Veritas Certification is one of the world’s leading certification bodies, managing thousands of chain of custody certificates and over 8.5 million hectares in 47 countries.


International Paper

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a global leader in packaging and paper with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia and North Africa. Its businesses include industrial and consumer packaging along with uncoated papers and pulp. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., the company employs approximately 58,000 people and is strategically located in more than 24 countries serving customers worldwide. International Paper net sales for 2014 were $24 billion. For more information about International Paper, its products and stewardship efforts, visit internationalpaper.com


Plum Creek Timber Company

Plum Creek practices sustainable forestry on its more than 6 million acres of land in the country, and was the first company in the nation to have its timberlands independently certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®). From planting millions of seedlings each year, to permanently conserving unique wildlife areas, Plum Creek is proud to sustain its forest for now and the future. To learn more about our sustainable forestry efforts, please visit www.plumcreek.com


Veritiv Corporation

xpedx and Unisource Worldwide recently combined to form Veritiv – a new company leading the way in print, packaging, logistics and facility solutions.

At Veritiv, we value and proudly support responsible forest management and Chain-of-Custody (COC) certification. Our passion for environmental excellence begins in our facilities through responsible sourcing, transportation and recycling initiatives. Veritiv is an essential link in the supply chain – one that allows us to help our customers achieve their own sustainability goals. 


Weyerhaeuser Company

Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world’s largest forest products companies, began operations in 1900. It manages its timberland on a sustainable basis in compliance with internationally recognized forestry  standards, including SFI forest  management standard. At the end of 2014, Weyerhaeuser employed approximately 12,800 employees in 10 countries. It has customers worldwide and generated $7.4 billion in sales in 2014.


Silver Sponsors

The American Tree Farm System®

The American Tree Farm System® (ATFS) is a network of family landowners sustainably managing America’s woodlands. ATFS is the largest and oldest sustainable woodland system in the United States, internationally recognized, meeting strict third-party certification standards. Wood harvested from ATFS-certified lands are recognized as certified content in PEFC and SFI chains of custody. The American Tree Farm System® is a program of the American Forest Foundation.


California SFI Implementation Committee

The California SFI Implementation Committee’s mission is to promote and foster an understanding of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative program and to promote sustainable forestry practices on all forestlands in the state.  


The Conservation Fund

At The Conservation Fund, we believe that conservation should work for all Americans.  We create conservation solutions that make economic sense.  We are re-defining conservation to demonstrate its central role in America's future prosperity. Top-ranked for efficiency and effectiveness, we have worked in all 50 states since 1985 to protect more than 7.5 million acres of land.




Based in Atlanta, Georgia-Pacific and its subsidiaries are among the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of bath tissue, paper towels and napkins, tableware, paper-based packaging, office papers, cellulose, specialty fibers, nonwoven fabrics, building products and related chemicals. Our familiar consumer brands include Quilted Northern®, Angel Soft®, Brawny®, enMotion®, Sparkle®, Mardi Gras® and Vanity Fair®, as well as Dixie®. Georgia-Pacific has long been a leading supplier of building products to lumber and building materials dealers and large do-it-yourself warehouse retailers. Its GP Harmon subsidiary is among the world largest recyclers of paper, metal adn plastics. The company employs approximately 35,000 people directly, and creates nearly 130,000 jobs indirectly. For more information, visit gp.com.


Hancock Timber Resource Group

Hancock Timber Resource Group (HTRG) is the world's largest timberland investment manager for institutional investors.  Based in Boston, it manages approximately 6.2 million acres of timberland in the United States, Brazil, Chile, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.  HTRG is firmly committed to leading-edge forest management and environmental stewardship. Our goal is to improve overall returns, reduce risk, and improve alignment of interests while protecting and enhancing environmental and social aspects of the lands we manage.  Toward that end, all of HTRG’s forests in North America are certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® program.  Our Stewardship Program encompasses our philosophy that: “Good stewardship is good business.”




NSF Sustainability is a leading registrar for SFI for pulp, paper and wood products industries, partnering with organizations ranging from small lumber mills to larger wood-products facilities across North America.  NSF-ISR, a division of NSF International, is a top registrar for ISO 14001 and ISO 9001.

NSF Sustainability now offers certification to the SBP (Sustainable Biomass Partnership) Framework for wood pellet manufacturers.  Other services include SFI, PEFC, ATFS, and joint FSC certifications, as well as OHSAS 18001, ISO 50001, Landfill Free, GHG verification/validation and environmental claim verifications.


Pricewaterhouse Coopers


PwC’s global Forest, Paper and Packaging Practice, provides management consulting, tax and assurance services. They are an accredited Certification Body for the ISO 14001 and 9001 environmental/quality management system standards, the SBP Framework of Standards for biomass producers, the SFI, PEFC, AFF/ATFS, FSC and CSA Z809 forest management/Chain of Custody standards’ and provide accredited greenhouse gas verification services per the ISO 14064 and 14065 standards.  They also provide certification to the OHSAS 18001 occupational health & safety standard. 


Resource Management Service, LLC

Resource Management Service, LLC (RMS) is a private timberland investment firm serving pension funds, endowments, foundations and family offices. For over 60 years, RMS has been creating value for timberland owners and investors through the disciplined integration of forestry and finance. The success of RMS is tied to the success of their clients, ensuring alignment of interest and accountability at every stage of the investment process.


WestRock Company

WestRock Company (NYSE: WRK) aspires to be the premier partner and unrivaled provider of paper and packaging solutions in consumer and corrugated markets. WestRock's 42,000 team members support customers around the world from about 275 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe and Asia.

Bronze Sponsor

American Bird Conservancy

American Bird Conservancy is the Western Hemisphere’s bird conservation specialist—the only organization with a single and steadfast commitment to achieving conservation results for native wild birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. With a focus on efficiency and working in partnership, we take on the toughest problems facing birds today, innovating and building on sound science to halt extinctions, protect habitats, eliminate threats, and build capacity for bird conservation. Our work with SFI is enabling us expand efforts to better manage important bird habitats, with the potential to benefit birds across millions of acres of forestland. Learn more: ABCbirds.org


American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

Founded in the early 1900s, the non-profit American National Standards Institute (ANSI) safeguards the integrity of the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. Its wood products chain-of-custody accreditation program was established for SFI, Inc, and is endorsed by PEFC. ANSI is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization and a U.S. representative to the International Accreditation Forum.


Ducks Unlimited Canada

For over 75 years Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) has worked with private landowners, governments and industry to conserve, restore and manage wetlands and associated habitats across Canada to benefit both wildlife and people. With increasing development pressures in the boreal forest, this key habitat area for continental waterfowl is a conservation priority. The forest industry has been an important conservation partner, assisting DUC fill important knowledge gaps related to boreal wetlands and waterfowl to enhance practices that conserve wetlands.



Manomet believes people can live and work today in ways that enable our world to thrive and prosper tomorrow. By applying science and engaging people, Manomet provides practical ways for people to act where they live and work. Manomet is a member of the Conservation Chamber of the SFI board.


National Wild Turkey Federation

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), a non-profit founded in 1973, has restored the wild turkey and helped preserve our hunting heritage.  NWTF’s “Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.” initiative focuses on creating and maintaining healthy, diverse forests through active management.  “Turkey Country” magazine, printed on SFI-certified paper, is distributed to 230,000 members bi-monthly. 


Wildlife Management Institute

Since 1911, the Wildlife Management Institute (WMI) has provided leadership to conserve, enhance and restore North American wildlife populations and their habitats, and promote conservation and professional management. WMI’s field-based professionals recognize that wildlife management must blend science and art in relation to dynamic human circumstances, values and expectations.  WMI leads the Young Forest Partnership (www.youngforest.org), a 17-state collaborative promoting the needs of wildlife requiring a young forest habitat.