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Sometimes It Takes a Bigger Perspective to Truly See the Forest

It was June of 2019 in northwestern Ontario, and I was sailing high above the blanket of boreal forests stretching as far as the eye could see. I brought my two boys, aged 16 and 14, to see this place with me, to feel the forest and its people. We were on our way to Birch Lake, a remote location northeast of Ear Falls, accessible only by foot, snowmobile in the winter or floatplane in the summer.

By |2020-08-19T17:40:24-04:00August 19th, 2020|Categories: Certification, Community, Conservation, Good For Forests, Partnerships, Sustainability|

Shaping the SFI Standards – SFI Completes Second Comment Period

SFI’s standards, when leveraged with our three other pillars of work – conservation, community and education - provide practical, scalable solutions for markets and communities committed to a sustainable planet. Through the SFI Standards, more forests are well managed, which means more effort is put into conserving healthy wildlife, providing clean water and making more sustainable wood, paper and packaging products available for consumers and companies.

139 Printers Achieve Largest Group Certification to the SFI Chain-Of-Custody Standard

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) is pleased to announce that 139 printers have certified to the SFI Chain-of-Custody Standard. This is the largest SFI group certification of any industry to the standard. The group includes printers from coast to coast in major cities and markets in the U.S.

By |2020-06-22T09:16:23-04:00June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Certification, News Release, Paper and Printing, Partnerships, Supply Chain|

Indigenous Perspectives Inform SFI Standards and So Much More

SFI has a proud history of forest-focused collaboration with Indigenous Peoples. Every day, we strive to co-create meaningful change, while also listening, learning, and growing as an organization to become the best possible partner we can be.

SFI Celebrates Endangered Species Day on May 15

SFI works to support the conservation of species at risk today and every day. SFI certified forests provide healthy habitat for a wide variety of species, including species at risk. So we’re pleased to celebrate Endangered Species Day!

SFI Grant to Examine the Role of Forest Certification in Advancing Conservation Outcomes in the U.S. Southeast

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) is collaborating on research with the University of Georgia to assess the positive impact of the SFI Fiber Sourcing Standard on water quality and biodiversity in the Southern Coastal Plain of South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Alabama. The study region, which is home to many imperiled species including the gopher tortoise and red cockaded woodpecker, could be favorably affected by the application of sustainable forestry practices, including those promoted by the SFI Fiber Sourcing Standard and the SFI Forest Management Standard.

Conservation through Forest Certification to Help Species at Risk

One of the best parts of my work at the Sustainable Forestry Initiative is the opportunity I have to collaborate with researchers, academics and other conservation leaders throughout Canada and the United States. I see first-hand the fascinating and innovative ways they are working together to tackle conservation challenges. Increasingly, people are using forest certification to take conservation in exciting new directions.

NCASI Foundation Receives Federal Conservation Grant for Collaborative Research Directed at Protecting At-Risk Species

The NCASI Foundation has received a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to help support a public/private effort to quantify the links between sustainable forest management and conservation of at-risk species. The grant is in support of the Wildlife Conservation Initiative and names National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc. (NCASI), National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO), Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), and USFWS as collaborators on the project.

By |2020-04-02T13:23:00-04:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: Conservation, Grants, News Release, Partnerships, Sustainability|

Forests Fight Community Health Crises in the Chicago Area

Did you know that kids in the United States and Canada spend more time inside than any previous generation? While the long-term effects of North American children’s “nature-deficit disorder” is still being researched, we know that time outdoors leads to healthier physical and mental development.

By |2020-02-12T14:30:13-05:00February 12th, 2020|Categories: Community, Good For Forests, Grants, Partnerships, Project Learning Tree, Uncategorized|
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