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June 2016 Newsletter



A monthly newsletter to keep you informed.
In the News
Applying innovative research to conserve caribou Forestry opportunities useful for First Nations SUSTAINABILITY: The lightning strike that fueled her passion for forests
Green building reaches new heights, from homes to skyscrapers U.S. Green Building Council pilots a new credit designed to eliminate illegal logging
LEED Recognizes Forest Certification in Green Building
In April, USGBC announced changes to the LEED rating system that provide recognition for SFI, ATFS, CSA, and other PEFC-endorsed standards, and create new opportunities for legal and responsible forest products to earn points. 
This is a significant step for the future of our forests. It validates and sustains the communities of people across North America that engage on a daily basis in responsibly managing forests and are careful stewards of the land. Read SFI's press release and click below for tools for your information and use. 
SFI Implementation Committees Have Been Busy!
Texas Teams with WoodWorks to Host Architects & Engineers Tour - Texas SFI Implementation Committee hosted 17 architects and engineers in East Texas to promote the use of wood products in homes and buildings.

Louisiana SIC released a new commercial on Louisiana forestry,
which is being shown throughout three metro areas of Louisiana. They include Baton Rouge, Shreveport-Bossier and Lake Charles-DeRidder. 
Pennsylvania SIC helped sponsor the 2016 4-H Wildlife and Forestry Field Day 
where youth and adults from across the state explored wildlife and forestry sciences. Good luck to these 4 ladies who will represent Pennsylvania at the 2016 National 4-H Forestry Invitational!
Minnesota Logger of the Year
Hasbargen Logging was recognized as MN SFI Logger of the Year by the Minnesota SFI Implementation Committee, and was also recognized as an outstanding business receiving a Labovitz Award. This is the first time a logger has received this recognition.
Hasbargen Logging is owned and operated by three brothers, Kit, Clarence and Denton Hasbargen, the family's 4th generation involved in the logging industry.
Weyerhaeuser teams up with local area schools to help the Northern Long-Eared Bat 
In an effort to help the Northern Long-Eared Bat (NLEB), Weyerhaeuser-Michigan teamed up with the L'Anse Area Schools to build bat houses for their school forest. Weyerhaeuser in Michigan provided the design and criteria along with materials certified to SFI. The students were educated on bats and the importance of bat houses. The NLEB is currently listed as a threatened species under the federal Endangered Species Act.
Redesigned SFI Store
Check out our re-designed SFI store! It is more user-friendly, has a better interface and now accepts online payments! 

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