SFI has initiated a specifically targeted research effort to evaluate, distill and convey the conservation-related attributes of SFI’s forest certification work.
The SFI Conservation Impact project aims to quantify the conservation benefits of SFI’s work and the connection between well-managed forests, sustainable supply chains, and important conservation outcomes. This effort, will help conservationists understand the values associated with sustainable management, and provide assurance to stakeholders throughout the forest supply chain.
SFI is supporting research to measure outcomes relative to water quality, biodiversity and species at risk, and climate change — ranging from carbon to forest health. Currently, eighteen projects are measuring everything from water quality to caribou habitat. Recent results from University of Georgia have proven the relationship between the SFI Fiber Sourcing Standard, and increased implementation of water quality practices in over 90% of Georgia.