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May 2013 Newsletter



A monthly newsletter to keep you informed.
Congratulations to the SFI 2013 Photo Contest Winners 
Thank you to all who submitted a photo. We received so many terrific photos that it was truly hard to choose the best. Check out the winning entries and the names of the six talented photographers who produced them. Winners earned a $300 gift card from Best Buy, Harry & David, National Geographic or Walmart - organizations that recognize SFI in their procurement policies.
SFI Partners in Forest Conservation Event
Some of you may have missed this short two minute video from our recent event at National Geographic where we showcased SFI Partners in Conservation and the real, on-the-ground impact our Forest Partners Program and conservation grants are making.
Logger of the Year
John Rolle has been named Logger of the Year by the Minnesota SFI Implementation Committee. The Chisholm-based logger's commitment to exemplary forestry practices extends to the landowners he meets, according to his award nomination. His efforts to assist forest landowners with reforestation and/or referrals to area foresters for assistance when needed exemplify Rolle's commitment to the resource. 
2013 Annual Conference - Registration is Open
This year's year's SFI Annual Conference at the Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio brings together an impressive lineup of speakers sure to inform and inspire. If you are a conservation group, government agency, forest manager or corporation that buys or sells paper or forest products into the North American or European markets, we have topics to interest you -- from product sustainability, corporate social responsibility, emerging forest issues in Europe, advancements in forestry research and more.


Nina Goodrich, Executive Director, GreenBlue



Nicole Hardiman, Senior Researcher, Paper, Pulp, and Forestry Sector, The Sustainability Consortium



Todd Gartner, Senior Associate, Conservation Incentives & Markets, World Resources Institute 

Hal Rahn, President, Norcom, Inc.





Rupert Oliver, Director, Forest Industries Intelligence Ltd.




Tom Boggus, Texas State Forester




Dr. Steven Bullard, Dean, Arthur Temple College of Forestry, Stephen F. Austin State University, and President National Association of University Forest Resources Programs

Register now or visit our conference website for details, travel information and more. 
Upcoming Tradeshows
River Rally
Toronto, Canada: May 14-16
SFI is exhibiting - Booth #1280
River Rally
St. Louis, Missouri: May 17-20
SFI is exhibiting and sponsoring


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