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SFI BLOG

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.

Wetlands and Carbon – Filling the Knowledge Gap

Guest Blogger
Dr. Mark Johnston, Scientist, SRC’s Environment Division

Here’s a fact about wetlands that many Canadians may find surprising: according to the Geological Survey of Canada, the peat in Canada’s wetlands stores almost 60 percent […]

Unveiling the 2015 Progress Report – Growing the Future

At the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, we believe the future of our forests and our shared quality of life depend on strengthening the vital links between healthy forests, responsible purchasing and sustainable communities.

The story of SFI […]

Why USGBC Should Recognize SFI – “No Certification Program Can Credibly Claim to be ‘Best’ “

C. Randall (Randy) Dye
President
National Association of State Foresters

The U.S. Green Building Council is inviting comments on the draft language for its LEED rating system. SFI Inc. has invited views on the treatment of […]