Good For Forests2019-03-25T01:19:46-05:00

Doing Research that Matters for Caribou

Impact (Impækt: noun) – the sudden and powerful positive or negative effect something has on a situation, process, or person.In the scientific community, the effect that a research program has on society is described as the work’s positive “impact.” Where once it was considered enough to publish findings in respectable journals and move on, there is an increasing movement to assess the impact that findings have more broadly, especially considering the amount of public funds often invested.

By |May 7th, 2019|Good For Forests|

Second Standard Review Comment period open

This week we launched the second public comment period for the proposed SFI 2015-2021 Standard and the SFI Chain of Custody Standard. Our open, transparent review process is an essential component of the SFI Program, and we invite anyone interested in the future of our forests to take part and provide input. The draft SFI 2015-2021 Standard was developed under the direction of [...]

By |January 10th, 2014|Good For Forests|

Spread Holiday Cheer and Sustainable Forestry

As the holiday season gets into full swing, we’re happy to share our special SFI holiday e-card. Be sure to share it with others to spread a little holiday cheer and show your support for responsible forestry. And whether you’re buying cards, wrapping paper, or boxes, be sure to look for the SFI label to support healthy forests for years [...]

By |December 17th, 2013|Community, Good For Forests, Label|

Winter in the Woods

For some, the first snowfall has already come, but many of us are about to see the first flakes this week. Tom Haxby of Kingsley, Michigan submitted this picture of Pere Marquette State Forests covered thick in snow last winter. Although we’ll miss the beautiful colors of fall, we can’t help but love the festive holiday scenes of winter in [...]

By |November 29th, 2013|Community, Conservation, Good For Forests, Photos|

Minnesota Scouts to Race SFI Certified Pinewood Derby Race Cars

Scouting and sustainable forestry go hand in hand in northern Minnesota, thanks to the efforts of both SFI and Boy Scouts of America. This year, Cub Scouts in packs across northern Minnesota will receive free SFI Race Kits for use in their Pinewood Derby™. Packs will receive one “SFI Race Kit” for every registered Scout; the donation of these kits [...]

By |November 20th, 2013|Community, Good For Forests|

SFI Gears Up for Greenbuild 2013

Rock stars and world leaders will be among attendees at the 2013 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, which gets underway November 18 in Philadelphia. This year’s keynote is former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Bon Jovi will entertain attendees.  Established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Greenbuild brings together industry leaders and experts who are dedicated [...]

By |November 12th, 2013|Good For Forests, Green Building, Sustainability|

SFI Cards Spread Holiday Cheer and Support Responsible Forestry

I know, I know… it’s too early to be thinking about the Holidays already, we have just finished with Halloween. And I’m being one of ‘those people’ that keeps pushing the Holidays earlier and earlier this year – but this time I have good reason! I want to let you know that SFI Christmas Cards are now available. Why not [...]

By |November 4th, 2013|Good For Forests, Paper and Printing, Sustainability, Uncategorized|

Bats are more than just a spooky symbol of Halloween

It's that time of year again when people get into the Halloween spirit with spooky costumes and decorations. Bats, being one of the main symbols of Halloween, are often perceived as scary yet they are one of our most important mammals. They are also essential for maintaining healthy forests. This is why SFI provided a conservation grant to the Nature [...]

By |October 30th, 2013|Community, Conservation, Good For Forests|

Grab Some Popcorn & Watch Our 2013 Annual Conference Highlights Video

http://youtu.be/RAqSa6wl5WU Each year, our Annual Conference brings together thought-leaders from across the U.S. and Canada to share ideas, renew partnerships, and learn about developing trends, research and conservation in sustainable forestry. Each year, these leaders bring the conference to life with their passion for the future of our forests. This year’s conference in San Antonio was the biggest [...]

By |October 24th, 2013|Good For Forests, SFI conference|

Sustainability at the Heart of Packaging Innovation

Last week I attended Packaging Strategies' Sustainable Packaging Forum in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Forum brought together leaders from across industries and specialties to share the latest sustainable packaging practices, business strategies and technologies from around the globe. Now in its ninth year, this Forum has become a great collaborative opportunity to find solutions and innovations that support company growth [...]

Forest Management is Habitat Management: The Wildlife Society Annual Conference

Forest management means many things to different people. For the small forest landowner, it may represent a financial investment or a personal refuge. For the angler, it means good clean water in a favorite fishing hole. For the wildlife biologist, forest management is habitat management: forests are host to tens of thousands of species and forest health directly impacts the [...]

By |October 11th, 2013|Conservation, Good For Forests|

Hints Autumn Has Arrived

Fall is officially upon us. John Blake submitted this close-up from Houghton, Mich., where he found early fall colors against an extended summer green. Want to make the most of the fall foliage? U.S. Forest Service has made it easier than ever to plan your best and brightest fall colors trip. They’ve launched an online map that shows where tree colors [...]

By |October 4th, 2013|Good For Forests, Photos|

National Association of State Foresters Annual Meeting

Fresh off SFI’s own annual conference, I had the great pleasure to participate in the National Association of State Foresters annual meeting last week, in Hot Springs, Virginia. The meeting brought together the directors of all the state forestry agencies and a range of partners from federal agencies, conservation organizations, and others. SFI was proud to participate as a sponsor, [...]

By |October 2nd, 2013|Certification, Good For Forests, SFI Board of Directors|

Timber UK Expo

This week we are at the 3rd Annual Timber Expo in Birmingham, UK, exhibiting  with the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) and the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC). This Expo brings together architects, engineers, contractors, local authorities and specifiers looking for the latest innovative timber products. The joint SFI, PEFC and MTCC exhibit promotes and educates Timber Expo visitors on a wide range [...]

By |September 27th, 2013|Good For Forests|

Working Together to Write the Next Chapter in Responsible Forestry

Each year, our Annual Conference provides an opportunity for the SFI community -- from landowner to brandowner, from youth to elder -- to come together and learn about new research in conservation; renew partnerships and make new ones; and exchange ideas about how to improve forestry practices for the sake of healthy, thriving forests upon which all of us rely. [...]

By |September 25th, 2013|Good For Forests|
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