2017 Annual Conference Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor


Natural Resources Canada’s Canadian Forest Service 

Natural Resources Canada’s Canadian Forest Service provides science and policy expertise and advice on national forest sector issues. We promote: environmental leadership in Canada’s forest sector; a visionary approach to sustainable forest management planning and policies; a science and research-based understanding of the forests.

Le Service canadien des forêts de Ressources naturelles Canada offre une expertise et des avis scientifiques et politiques sur des enjeux nationaux liés au secteur forestier. Le SCF fait la promotion de ce qui suit : leadership en matière d’environnement dans le secteur forestier canadien; approche visionnaire en matière de politiques et de planification de l’aménagement forestier durable; connaissance des forêts fondée sur la science et la recherche.


Resolute Forest Products

Sponsor of Go Zero

Resolute Forest Products is a global leader in the forest products industry with a diverse range of products, including newsprint, specialty papers, tissue, market pulp and wood products. The company owns or operates over 40 pulp, paper, tissue and wood products facilities in the United States, Canada and South Korea, as well as 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.




Conservation & Community Sponsors


The Conservation Fund

Sponsor of Conservation and Community

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.


Ducks Unlimited Canada

Sponsor of Conservation and Community

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. 



Sponsor of Conservation and Community

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 engages the forestry sector through the Climate Smart Land Network (CSLN), an alliance of forest landowners and managers in the United States and Canada that are working together to maintain the critically important services such as carbon sequestration and water purification that forests provide against the backdrop of a rapidly changing climate. Manomet is a member of the Conservation Chamber of the SFI board.



Sponsor of Conservation and Community

Discover.  Innovate.  Conserve.  NatureServe is an international non-profit biodiversity conservation organization comprised of 86 state, provincial and territorial member programs, encompassing more than 800 biodiversity scientists.  Working with a common scientific methodology, NatureServe Network members collect accurate, real-time data about imperiled species and ecosystems, transform the data into knowledge products and visualizations, and provide meaning through expert analyses to inform decision-making and enhance conservation outcomes. NatureServe Canada coordinates the efforts of the Canadian member programs within the broader NatureServe Network.  Visit us at www.NatureServe.org  to learn about how the NatureServe Network has its finger on the pulse of the planet, providing decision-quality knowledge to ensure the preservation of species and natural communities. 



Gold Sponsors


American Bird Conservancy

Sponsor of Hotel Key Cards

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 to expand efforts to better manage important bird habitats, with the potential to benefit birds across millions of acres of forestland.


Bureau Veritas

Sponsor of Student Participation

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

Sponsor of Awards Luncheon

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper products with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, North Africa, Asia and Russia.  We produce packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable world-wide commerce; pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness; papers that facilitate education and communication; and paper bags, cups and food containers that provide convenience and portability. We are headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., and employ approximately 55,000 colleagues located in more than 24 countries.  Net sales for 2016 were $21 billion.  For more information about International Paper, our products and global citizenship efforts, please visit internationalpaper.com.



Silver Sponsors


The American Tree Farm System®

Sponsor of Thursday Continental Breakfast

The American Tree Farm System® (ATFS) is an internationally-endorsed recognition and certification program that provides family and private forest owners with support and tools to ensure their forests deliver the clean water, wildlife habitat and sustainable wood supplies all Americans count on. 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.


Central Canada and Quebec SFI Implementation Committees

Sponsor of Hospitality Suite

The Central Canada and Quebec SFI Implementation Committees (SICs) are teaming up to host the 2017 SFI conference hospitality suite. The two SICs combined encapsulate over 44.5 million hectares, or 110 million acres, of managed forests certified to the SFI Forest Management Standard, throughout Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. SICs help bring this North American standard down to a regional level through forums to broaden the practice of sustainable forest management.  Committees are made up of SFI Program Participant forest managers and forest product manufacturers, conservation and community organizations, universities, government agencies, Indigenous peoples, and many others. http://www.sficentralcanada.org/ and http://www.sfi-quebec.org/


EACOM Timber Corporation

Sponsor of Women in Wood Reception

EACOM Timber Corporation is a major Eastern Canadian wood products company. Its operations include the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of lumber and wood-based value-added products, and the management of forest resources. EACOM currently owns seven sawmills (5 in Ontario, 2 in Quebec), a remanufacturing facility (Quebec) and an engineered I-joists plant (Ontario) for a total of 1 100 employees. The Company has a production capacity of approximately 900 million board feet of lumber and holds Crown logging rights of approximately 3.5 million cubic meters annually. To learn more, visit: www.eacom.ca




Sponsor of General Session

Georgia-Pacific is committed to good forest management and works with SFI® and others in the forestry and environmental community to support the practice of sustainable forestry on all lands. Our fiber sourcing practices are certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Fiber Sourcing Standard, providing assurance that our wood sourcing practices are legal and sustainable.


Hancock Timber Resource Group


Sponsor of General Session

Hancock Timber Resource Group (HTRG) is the world’s largest timberland investment manager for institutional investors. Based in Boston, it manages approximately 6.1 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 International

Sponsor of Name Badge Lanyards

NSF International 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 International offers certification to the SBP (Sustainable Biomass Program) Framework for wood pellet manufacturers. Other services include SFI, PEFC, ATFS, and joint FSC certifications, as well as OHSAS 18001, landfill-free, GHG climate services and environmental claim verifications.


Resource Management Service, LLC

Sponsor of General Session

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.


Sierra Pacific Industries

Sponsor of Friday Networking Breakfast

Sierra Pacific Industries is a third-generation family-owned forest products company based in Anderson, California. The firm owns nearly 2 million acres of timberland in California and Washington certified under the independent Sustainable Forestry Initiative. It is also one of the largest lumber producers in the U.S., along with additional production of millwork, windows, and renewable energy.


Time Inc.

Sponsor of General Session

Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME) is one of the world's leading media companies, with a monthly global print audience of over 120 million and worldwide digital properties that attract more than 150 million visitors each month, including over 60 websites. Our influential brands include People, Sports Illustrated, InStyle, Time, Real Simple, Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Travel + Leisure, Cooking Light, Fortune and Food & Wine, as well as more than 50 diverse titles in the United Kingdom, such as Decanter, Horse & Hound and Wallpaper*. Time Inc.is home to celebrated franchises and events, including the Fortune 500, Time 100, People’s Sexiest Man Alive, Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year, the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, the Essence Festival and the biennial Fortune Global Forum. We also provide content marketing, targeted local print and digital advertising programs, branded book publishing and marketing and support services, including subscription sales services for magazines and other products, retail distribution and marketing services and customer service and fulfillment services, for ourselves and third-party clients, including other magazine publishers.


Weyerhaeuser Company

Sponsor of Fun Run/Walk

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. In February 2016, we merged with Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc. In 2015, Weyerhaeuser and Plum Creek, on a combined basis, generated approximately $8.5 billion in net sales and employed nearly 14 thousand people who serve customers worldwide.


Bronze Sponsor



Sponsor of Networking Break

Domtar is a leading provider of a wide variety of fiber-based products including communication, specialty and packaging papers, market pulp and absorbent hygiene products. With approximately 10,000 employees serving more than 50 countries around the world, Domtar is driven by a commitment to turn sustainable wood fiber into useful products that people rely on every day. To learn more, visit www.domtar.com.


Forest Products Association of Canada

Sponsor of General Conference Support

FPAC provides a voice for Canada’s wood, pulp and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade, and environmental affairs. Canada’s forest products industry is a $67 billion dollar a year industry that represents 2% of Canada’s GDP. The industry is one of Canada’s largest employers, operating in over 600 communities from coast to coast, and directly employing 230,000 Canadians across the country.


Finite Carbon

Sponsore of Networking Break

With 33 projects on 2.5 million acres and a portfolio of 50 million compliance carbon offsets from Maine to coastal Alaska, Finite Carbon is North America’s leading developer of forest carbon offsets. We offer forest landowners a single-source solution for creating and monetizing their carbon assets. Combining unparalleled project development experience with extensive carbon market knowledge, our in-house team offers the most comprehensive forest carbon project development and commercialization service in the industry. We provide our clients with the expertise and resources for successful implementation of forest carbon inventories, protocol selection, project design, verification management, and monetization of carbon offsets.



Kenauk Nature

Sponsor of Kenauk Nature Getaway

Kenauk Nature is one of the largest private reserves in North America encompassing 65,000 acres of forest certified to the SFI Forest Management Standard.  Come make yourself at home in one of our 16 luxurious chalets.  Each chalet provides an off-grid oasis on a private crystal-clear lake or gentle river with breathtaking views of nature's bounty.  Kenauk Nature is also well known as one of Quebec's premier hunting and fishing destinations along with a variety of other exciting and unique outdoor activities. Activities include hiking, canoeing/kayaking, clay shooting, wilderness adventures, the land rover experience, ice fishing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and dog sledding.  Staying at Kenauk not only provides you with an unforgettable vacation but you’ll also be supporting conservation and research.  An SFI Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant is currently supporting research, in partnership with the Nature Conservancy of Canada, on the important role the reserve’s vernal pools play in the lives of amphibians.



Michigan SFI Implementation Committee

Sponsor of Student Participation

The Michigan SFI Implementation Committee has been working to make a positive difference in Michigan’s 20.3 million acres of forests since 1995. The SFI program in Michigan works to support responsible forest practices, wood procurement and harvesting throughout Michigan, in addition to logger training and family forest landowner outreach. The committee also supports local urban youth outreach projects, like Wheels to Woods, created by the Michigan Tree Farm Committee and Project Learning Tree.


Sappi North America

Sponsor of Coffee Break & Student Sponsor

Sappi North America, an SFI Chain of Custody and Certified Sourcing certificate holder, is a preeminent North American producer of coated fine and release papers, as well as dissolving wood pulp (DWP) and market kraft pulp headquartered in Boston. Its coated fine papers, with highly recognized brand names such as McCoy, Opus, Somerset and Flo, are used in premium magazines, catalogs and high-end print advertising. Sappi North America is a subsidiary of Sappi Limited (JSE), a global company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with over 14,000 employees and manufacturing operations on three continents in seven countries and customers in over 100 countries around the world. Learn more about Sappi at: www.sappi.com/na.


Sustainable Biomass Program

Sponsor of Coffee Break

The Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP) is a unique certification system designed for woody biomass, mostly in the form of wood pellets and woodchips, used in industrial, large-scale energy production. SBP's vision is an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable woody biomass supply chain that contributes to a low carbon economy. SBP enables energy producers to demonstrate that woody biomass they use is sourced from legal and sustainable sources.


Western Canada SFI Implementation Committee

Sponsor of Student Participation

The Western Canada SFI Implementation Committee (WCSIC) is sponsoring two university students to attend the SFI annual conference, to increase their awareness and understanding of the values that sustainably managed forests deliver to our landscapes, communities and marketplaces. The 37 WCSIC participants manage over 42 million hectares, or 104 million acres of forests certified to the SFI Forest Management Standard, throughout British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. SICs help bring this North American standard down to a regional level by providing support for research and education and through forums that provide information about on-the-ground practice of sustainable forest management.  Committees are made up of SFI Program Participant forest managers and forest product manufacturers, conservation and community organizations, universities, government agencies, Indigenous peoples, and many others.