COMMUNITY

The SFI community collaborates with the diverse communities that rely on, and care for, our forests.

COMMUNITY

The SFI community collaborates with the diverse communities that rely on, and care for, our forests.

SFI believes that forests are important for our shared quality of life. Many diverse communities rely on forests for their well-being, while others enjoy the recreational and health benefits forests provide. Working with our grassroots network, other various partners including Indigenous communities, and the SFI Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program, we help communities better understand the value of sustainability managed forests and grow their relationship with forests.

SFI CONSERVATION AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS GRANT PROGRAM

In addition to efforts being conducted by SFI Program Participants and partners, SFI Inc. directly invests in conservation and research partnerships through the Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program.  Since the program began in 2010, SFI has awarded 63 Conservation and 63 Community Partnership grants totaling more than $4.4 million to foster conservation and community-building projects. When leveraged with project partner contributions, that total investment exceeds $16 million.

SFI IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEES

The SFI community doesn’t end with conservation.  We understand that sustainable forestry must be grounded in sustainable communities. The SFI program, through 34 state, provincial and regional SFI Implementation Committees, meets its core social responsibilities through community collaboration. These grassroots committees, operating in 42 states and provinces, promote the SFI Standard as a means of broadening the practice of responsible forestry, and regularly engage in outreach activities in their local communities, expanding the understanding and connection between communities and forests.