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August 2013 Newsletter

SFI IN BRIEF        

A monthly newsletter to keep you informed.
Join Us at the 2013 Annual Conference

Ready to have some good ol' honky tonk fun? Dust off those cowboy boots and join us at the 2013 SFI Annual Conference, September 17-19 in San Antonio, Texas

Register Now. Bring a Friend. Get a Discount. Click Here:
SFI on XM Radio

Green is Good. And so is Jason Metnick, SFI's VP of Customer Affairs who was featured on the Green is Good XM radio show earlier this month. Jason gave listeners an SFI 101.

  

Listen to the story at http://greenisgoodradio.com

  

SFI Business Card Messages
Keeping it simple. Short and sweet SFI messages are now available in business card size on the SFI promotional materials order form. The folded business card provides key messages on What We Do, How We Do It, and What Makes SFI Different.  
 
The first set of 50 is free, get yours today!
Welcome new ERP Members

We'd like to issue a warm welcome to the new members serving on SFI's External Review Panel.

  • Jeremy Bauer Principal Scientist URS Corporation
  • Jim Brown Jim Brown Consulting Forestry, LLC
  • Katie Fernholz Executive Director Dovetail Partners
  • Terry Quinney Provincial Manager, Fish and Wildlife Services Department Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH)
  • Scot Williamson Vice President, Wildlife Management Institute 

We look forward to the new perspectives they'll bring as they provide oversight and independent review of the current SFI program and the standard revision process.  

SFI Implementation Committees Spotlight
   
Maine SIC

See how a broad coalition of landowners, agencies and organizations are improving fish passage in Maine. FIN - the Fisheries Improvement Network - has produced a 10-minute video to bring its message about the need for improved fish passage and upgraded stream crossings to a wider audience. You'll see some familiar faces, including Pat Sirois, coordinator of Maine's Sustainable Forestry Initiative Implementation Committee, and Keith Kanoti of the Maine Forest Service, and others. 

Watch the video and find out more about FIN at sfimaine.org

4-H Invitational

SFI sponsored the 34th annual National 4-H Forestry Invitational held in West Virginia July 21-25, 2013.  Both the Mississippi and Pennsylvania SICs supported 4-H forestry teams this year, and we are happy to announce Pennsylvania placed first among 13 state teams. 4-H members competed for overall team and individual awards in several categories.  Events included tree identification, tree measurement, compass and pacing, insect and disease identification, topographic map use, forest evaluation, the forestry bowl and a written forestry exam. Congrats to Pennsylvania!

 

 

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