SFI Community Grants Strengthen Connections Between Forests and Communities to Advance Local Sustainability Solutions
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) announced 10 SFI Community Grants today featuring collaboration between 40 partner organizations. This commitment to local communities helps SFI achieve its mission of advancing sustainability through forest-focused collaborations.
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.
NCASI Foundation Receives Federal Conservation Grant for Collaborative Research Directed at Protecting At-Risk Species
The NCASI Foundation has received a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to help support a public/private effort to quantify the links between sustainable forest management and conservation of at-risk species. The grant is in support of the Wildlife Conservation Initiative and names National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc. (NCASI), National Alliance of Forest Owners (NAFO), Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), and USFWS as collaborators on the project.
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) is pleased to announce the election of three new members to its board of directors: Jad Daley, President and CEO, American Forests, Dr. Patricia Layton, Director of Clemson University’s Wood Utilization + Design Institute and Professor of Forestry at Clemson University, and Jeff Bromley, United Steelworkers Wood Council Chair.
Cowbell Brewing Co. won the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Certified Wood Award today for using responsibly sourced wood products in the design of North America’s first carbon neutral brewery. The award is part of the Wood Design & Building Awards program. Allan Avis Architects received the award at the Toronto Wood Solutions Fair in Toronto on November 22.
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) launched the process to revise and update the SFI standard requirements at the SFI Annual Conference today. A conference workshop marked the official start of the revision process with over 200 members of the SFI community taking part.
The Yakama Nation Wins the SFI President’s Award for Advancing Sustainable Forest Management and Commitment to SFI
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) announced the 2019 winner of the SFI President’s Award at the SFI Annual Conference today.
Emily Jo Williams and Healy Hamilton Win SFI Conservation Leadership Award for Championing SFI’s Conservation Impact Project
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) announced the 2019 winners of the SFI Conservation Leadership Award at the SFI Annual Conference today. Emily Jo Williams, Vice President, Migratory Birds and Habitats at the American Bird Conservancy, and Dr. Healy Hamilton, NatureServe’s Chief Scientist are being recognized for their leadership in facilitating projects that illustrate conservation values on lands certified to the SFI standards or affected by SFI Fiber Sourcing.
Georgia SFI Implementation Committee Wins Award for Logger Training, Water Quality, and Community Collaboration
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) announced the 2019 winner of the SFI Implementation Committee Achievement Award at the SFI Annual Conference today. The Georgia SFI Implementation Committee was selected for its leadership on logger training, water quality, and outreach to landowners, educators, and legislators.
T. Bently Wigley Wins the Dr. Sharon Haines Memorial Award for Innovation and Leadership in Sustainability
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) announced the 2019 SFI Dr. Sharon Haines Memorial Award For Innovation and Leadership in Sustainability at the SFI Annual Conference today.