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Arkansas State Forest Earns Certification to the SFI Forest Management Standard

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) is pleased to announce that Poison Springs State Forest, the Arkansas state forest managed by the Agriculture Department's Forestry Commission, has earned certification to the SFI 2015-2021 Forest Management Standard through a rigorous third-party audit. Certifying to SFI sends a strong signal about Arkansas’s commitment to sustainable forest management, conservation, and economic opportunity for its citizens.

By |November 30th, 2017|News Release|

Michael Doss Joins SFI Board, Further Strengthening SFI’s Commitment To Sustainability Leadership

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) is pleased to announce the election of Michael P. Doss to the SFI Board of Directors. Doss is President and CEO of Graphic Packaging Holding Company. His election strengthens SFI’s position as a sustainability leader focused on future forests. “Mike is a great fit for SFI because he brings a wealth of leadership experience on sustainability and community building. His approach shows that financial results and corporate responsibility are not mutually exclusive. Mike’s message that we have to reach far beyond day-to-day business operations and really have a positive impact on our shared quality of life resonates with the entire SFI community,” said Kathy Abusow, President and CEO of SFI Inc.

By |November 7th, 2017|News Release|

TimberWest is the First SFI Program Participant to be Certified Under the Progressive Aboriginal Relations Program

TimberWest is the first Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Program Participant to achieve the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) Bronze certification under the Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program. This certification demonstrates to Indigenous communities that TimberWest is a good business partner, a great place to work and is committed to the prosperity of Indigenous communities. TimberWest is also the first BC forest company to earn PAR certification.

By |October 23rd, 2017|News Release|

Maine SFI Implementation Committee Wins Award For Community Leadership, Education Outreach And Growth

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) announced today that the Maine SFI Implementation Committee is the winner of the 2017 SFI Implementation Committee Achievement Award. This award, announced at the SFI Annual Conference, recognizes the exceptional work of the grassroots network of 34 SFI Implementation Committees across the U.S. and Canada. Groups ranging from Habitat for Humanity and Boy Scouts to universities and Ducks Unlimited Canada work with SFI Implementation Committees.

By |September 28th, 2017|News Release|

Le Comité De Mise En Oeuvre Des Normes SFI Du Maine Remporte Un Prix Pour Son Leadership Communautaire, Ses Initiatives De Sensibilisation Et Sa Croissance

SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc.) a annoncé aujourd’hui que le Comité de mise en oeuvre des normes SFI du Maine a remporté le Prix de réalisation de 2017 des comités de mise en oeuvre des normes SFI. Ce prix, qui a été annoncé au Congrès annuel SFI 2017, reconnaît le travail exceptionnel accompli par le réseau communautaire de 34 comités de mise en oeuvre des normes SFI aux États-Unis et au Canada. Différents groupes travaillent avec les comités de mise en oeuvre des normes SFI, notamment Habitat pour l’humanité, les Boy Scouts, des universités et Canards Illimités Canada.

By |September 28th, 2017|News Release French|

J.D. Irving Wins SFI Inc. Award For Conservation Leadership On 68 Forest Research Projects

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) announced today that J.D. Irving (JDI) is the 2017 winner of the SFI Leadership in Conservation Award. This award, announced at the SFI Annual Conference, recognizes SFI Program Participants across Canada and the U.S. who are involved in strong partnerships focused on conservation.

By |September 28th, 2017|News Release|

J.D. Irving Remporte Le Prix De Leadership En Conservation De SFI Inc. Pour 68 Projets En Recherche Forestière

Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) a annoncé aujourd’hui que J.D. Irving (JDI) est le lauréat du prix 2017 de SFI pour le leadership en conservation. Ce prix, annoncé lors du Congrès annuel SFI, reconnaît les participants au programme de SFI à travers le Canada et les États-Unis, qui sont impliqués dans de solides partenariats axés sur la conservation. En 2016, les participants au programme de SFI ont rendu compte de l’exécution de 420 projets de recherche audités différents avec plus de 500 organisations partenaires uniques. JDI a collaboré à 68 projets en recherche forestière, à savoir le plus grand nombre parmi les participants au programme de la SFI.

By |September 28th, 2017|News Release French|

Craig Blair Receives SFI President’s Award

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) announced the 2017 SFI President’s Award at the SFI Annual Conference today. Craig Blair, President and CEO, Resource Management Service (RMS) LLC is this year’s winner. Craig is being recognized for providing the vision and strong leadership that helped Project Learning Tree (PLT) find a new home at SFI. Founded in 1976, PLT is an award-winning environmental education program that uses trees and forests as windows on the world to increase youth understanding of the environment and actions they can take to conserve it.

By |September 28th, 2017|News Release|

Craig Blair Reçoit Le Prix Du Président De SFI

La société Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) a annoncé aujourd’hui à son congrès annuel le lauréat 2017 du Prix du président de SFI. M. Craig Blair, président-directeur général de la firme Resource Management Service (RMS) est le lauréat de cette année. M. Blair reçoit cet honneur pour avoir avancé l’idée et pris un solide rôle de meneur qui a aidé le Projet éducation forestière (PEF) à trouver un nouveau foyer chez SFI. Fondé en 1976, le PEF est un programme primé d’éducation environnementale qui se sert des arbres et des forêts comme des fenêtres sur le monde pour accroître la compréhension qu’ont les jeunes de l’environnement et des mesures qui peuvent être prises pour le conserver.

By |September 28th, 2017|News Release French|

Nature Canada and Sustainable Forestry Initiative welcomes Director General of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as its 151st member of Women for Nature

Nature Canada, Canada’s oldest national nature conservation charity, is pleased to recognize and honour Ms. Inger Andersen, Director General of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as its 151st member of Women for Nature. Ms. Inger Andersen, is being featured as a keynote speaker at today’s Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) annual conference in Ottawa at the Westin Hotel. SFI’s annual conference, with its theme: Forests. A Way of Life, is as an ideal venue to recognize Andersen because it brings together the foremost thought leaders from the fields of sustainability, conservation and youth outreach. More than 600 people attended Andersen’s keynote address.

By |September 27th, 2017|News Release|
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