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July 15, 2012
SFI Awards Grant to Support Water Quality Research

WASHINGTON, DC – The World Resources Institute (WRI), a global development and environmental think tank, will receive a grant of $35,000 USD to research how forest certification standards can help protect American lakes and rivers, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) announced today.

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July 15, 2012
SFI Awards Grant to Support Water Quality Research

WASHINGTON, DC – The World Resources Institute (WRI), a global development and environmental think tank, will receive a grant of $35,000 USD to research how forest certification standards can help protect American lakes and rivers, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) announced today.

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July 2012
July 11, 2012
State Foresters Receive SFI Grant to Measure Water Quality Successes

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) will receive a grant from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) to promote continuous improvement in water quality protection and assess how well best management practices (BMPs) are protecting water resources in the United States.

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July 10, 2012
State Foresters Receive SFI Grant to Measure Water Quality Successes

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) will receive a grant from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) to promote continuous improvement in water quality protection and assess how well best management practices (BMPs) are protecting water resources in the United States.

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June 26, 2012
SFI Blog: It Is Hard To Imagine A World Without Forests

Read the latest blog post on goodforforests.com.

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June 26, 2012
New Online Tool Supports Fight Against Illegal Logging

WASHINGTON, DC – The World Resources Institute (WRI) today announced the launch of the Forest Legality Risk Information Tool, an open-access global information website designed to assist purchasers of forest products in securing fiber from legal sources. The risk tool, a project of the Forest Legality Alliance, was partly funded by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) through its Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program. The tool is also supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development.

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June 25, 2012
Forestry Initiative Recognized for Progress in Protecting Forests of Tomorrow

WASHINGTON – The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Inc. has made substantial progress in safeguarding forests and the communities that rely on them today and for future generations, according to an External Review Panel.

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June 19, 2012
Award-winning Tree Farmer Skeet Burris Joins SFI Board

WASHINGTON – Award-winning tree farmer Dr. Skeet (A.G.) Burris of South Carolina has been elected to the independent Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc.® (SFI®) Board of Directors.

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May 28, 2012
SFI, AFF Applaud Members of Congress for Urging LEED to Accept SFI and American Tree Farm System

WASHINGTON, DC – A bipartisan group of Members of Congress sent a letter this week to Rick Fedrizzi, President & CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council, urging USGBC to “accept all credible forest management certification systems for qualification under the LEED rating system,” because it “will provide a great incentive for the utilization of domestically produced forest products.” The letter was signed by Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson, (R- PA), chair of the Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy and Forestry, Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR), and six other Members (see complete list below). The full letter is available here. Rep. Glenn Thompson released a statement available here.

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May 28, 2012
Agreement Strengthens Bond Between Boy Scouts of America and SFI Inc.

WASHINGTON, DC – The Boy Scouts of America and Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc.® (SFI®) have signed a memorandum of mutual support agreeing to work together to demonstrate forest stewardship and environmental education for America’s youth.

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