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December 13, 2010
SFI Grant Supports Landowner Wildlife Workshops

MADISON, WI — Hundreds of woodland owners in the Upper Great Lakes Region will be able to manage their lands to better support wildlife thanks to two workshops led by the Ruffed Grouse Society and made possible through a Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant.

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December 12, 2010
Maryland State Forester Elected To SFI Inc. Board

WASHINGTON — Maryland State Forester Steven W. Koehn was elected last week to the independent Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc.® (SFI®) Board of Directors.

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December 5, 2010
SFI Inc. Committed to work with the Building Community to Support Responsible Forestry in Green Building

On December 6th 2010, the US Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the Forest Certification Benchmark did not pass the member ballot process. "The conclusion of the benchmark process marks a new opportunity to work with the USGBC and other interests to find an alternative and workable solution moving forward, one that works for USGBC's members and at the same time recognizes the benefits of wood in green building and the proof point offered by forest certification." said Kathy Abusow, SFI Inc. President and CEO.

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November 23, 2010
Wright Business Graphics Shows Environmental Leadership With SFI Chain-of-Custody Certification

Portland, OR — As part of a broad commitment to corporate social responsibility, Wright Business Graphics, the West Coast's largest trade-only printed products manufacturer, announced today it has achieved certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) chain-of-custody standard across its Oregon and Washington locations.

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November 16, 2010
Neiman Enterprises, Inc. Backs Responsible Procurement With Sustainable Forestry Initiative Fiber Sourcing Certification

Hulett, WY — As part of a broad commitment to the corporate social responsibility, Neiman Enterprises, Inc., a ponderosa pine lumber and wood pellet producer, announced today that it has achieved fiber sourcing certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI Inc.) at its three sawmill facilities and pellet plant, Neiman Sawmills, Inc. dba Devils Tower Forest Products, Spearfish Forest Products, Rushmore Forest Products, and Spearfish Pellet Company LLC.

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September 22, 2010
SFI Conference Highlights The Power Of Partnerships

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The immense value of strong and diverse partnerships that yield benefits for forests, communities and markets across North America and around the world was evident throughout the 2010 Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Annual Conference this week.

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September 21, 2010
Port Blakely Earns SFI Conservation Research Award

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Port Blakely Tree Farms received the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Conservation Leadership Award for Biodiversity Research today for its participation in a cooperative project to reintroduce endangered Oregon spotted frogs to their former historic range.

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September 21, 2010
Alabama Committee Wins SFI Achievement Award

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Alabama won the 12th annual Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Implementation Committee achievement award for innovative activities that strengthen forest practices and raise awareness about the benefits of using wood from responsible sources.

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September 21, 2010
SFI Participants Support Building of Burnaby Habitat Homes

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Members of the Western Canadian Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Implementation Committee announced today they will help Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver build six townhouses in Burnaby by donating forest products from responsible sources.

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September 21, 2010
Five Companies Earn SFI President's Award For Making Forest Certification More Accessible

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Five companies involved in a partnership to help small- and medium-sized landowners in Maine achieve third-party forest certification received the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) President's award today.

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