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.
“Let’s stop talking, so we can hear how quiet it is….”
That was my five-year-old grandson admonishing me and his twin brother as we stood at the edge of the woods near my pond a couple […]
By Robyn Bailey
NestWatch Project Leader at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
You might have heard that more than 51 million people in the United States and Canada participate in birdwatching as a hobby, but you may […]
It seems that we live in a time of magnified environmental impacts. When I was a kid, we didn’t worry about recycling, or air pollution, or water pollution, or whether the wood in our dining […]
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 […]
Pat Sirois, Maine SFI Implementation Committee
Maine is renowned for its abundant fish and forest resources. The state has 90 percent of the remaining brook trout habitat in the lower 48 states, and has more privately-owned […]
C. Randall (Randy) Dye
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 […]