The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) convened researchers, conservationists, academics and government officials from across North America this week for the first full-scale meeting of the SFI Sounding Board to provide guidance for the SFI Conservation Impact Project. This project, launched by SFI in September at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress, is a large-scale effort to quantify conservation benefits of wellmanaged forests stretching across North America from British Columbia to Florida. Forests certified to the SFI Forest Management Standard cover more than 280 million acres/113 million hectares. Millions more benefit from the SFI Fiber Sourcing Standard.
For 24 years, the Clemson University community has come together to build a Habitat for Humanity home for a local family during the 10 days leading up to the homecoming football game. As an orange wave of pride in Clemson Tigers football surged across campus, a new home for a local family came to life on Bowman Field on Saturday. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom, one-story home will be moved to a local neighborhood, where it will be home to Lakeesha Jones and her family.
American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is taking an ecosystem-based approach to bird conservation that is benefitting birds in ways that help other species — including people. In recognition of this work and for partnering with the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and many others who care about birds, ABC received the SFI President’s Award at the SFI 2016 Annual Conference. Examining the needs of a wide variety of birds helps build understanding of broader ecosystem health as it relates to sustainable forest management — the kind of forest management that also provides wider environmental benefits, like clean water and carbon storage, that support all life.
Central Canada SFI Implementation Committee Grows Partnerships One MOU and Hard Hat Sticker at a Time
Operating across two time zones and two Canadian provinces, with a combined area the size of continental Europe, hasn’t stopped the Central Canada Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Implementation Committee from setting a new standard for community building, partnerships and member participation. In recognition of this outsized effort, the committee received the SFI Implementation Committee Award at the SFI 2016 Annual Conference.
Washington DNR And Partners Receive Conservation Award For A Forest Management Project To Avoid Catastrophic Fire
It may seem counterintuitive, but some forests in the Pacific Northwest have too many trees for their own good. These dense forests are more prone to disease, insect infestations and, most troubling of all, huge fires that are exacerbated by climate change. This year is poised to be another record-setting year for fires. Last year was the fourth-worst wildfire year since 1960 and six of the 10 largest U.S. wildfires were in the Pacific Northwest.
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Continues To Engage The International Forest Community Through PEFC Endorsement
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Inc. announced today that the SFI 2015- 2019 Forest Management Standard has again met the rigorous third-party assessment of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). This is SFI’s fourth PEFC assessment. The SFI Program was first endorsed in 2005. PEFC is an umbrella organization that endorses national forest certification systems developed collaboratively by diverse stakeholders, tailored to local priorities and conditions.
A chance to learn scientific and technical skills while helping conserve birds was all the motivation middle-school students needed to participate in a Cornell University afterschool program this summer. The students are now flocking back to school full of new ideas to help birds and the habitats they depend on. Through a series of free workshops and a curriculum focused on youth, family and community, the summer program included lessons in biology, ecology, habitat, mapping and data exploration.
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) will announce today the launch of its largescale effort to quantify the conservation benefits associated with well-managed forests stretching across North America from British Columbia to Florida. Forests certified to the SFI Forest Management Standard cover more than 280 million acres/113 million hectares. Millions more acres/hectares benefit from the SFI Fiber Sourcing Standard.
SFI Lance Le Projet « Impact Sur La Conservation » Pour Mesurer Les Avantages Des Forêts Bien Aménagées
La société Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) annoncera aujourd’hui le lancement de son projet de grande envergure visant à quantifier les avantages pour la conservation associés aux forêts bien aménagées dans l’ensemble de l’Amérique du Nord, de la Colombie-Britannique à la Floride. Les forêts certifiées selon la Norme d’aménagement forestier SFI couvrent plus de 113 millions d’hectares (280 millions d’acres). Des millions d’autres hectares (ou acres) bénéficient de la Norme d’approvisionnement en fibre SFI.
SFI Lance Un Appel De Propositions Visant De Nouveaux Partenariats Pour La Conservation Et Le Développement Communautaire En Amérique Du Nord
La société Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) est heureuse d’annoncer son appel de propositions annuel aux fins de son Programme de subventions aux partenariats pour la conservation et le développement communautaire. Les subventions SFI concourent à faire comprendre le lien essentiel entre les forêts et les collectivités dans toute l’étendue des forêts américaines et canadiennes et témoignent de l’engagement durable de SFI envers la recherche forestière. Ces projets apportent les données scientifiques dont les professionnels des ressources ont besoin pour améliorer l’aménagement forestier et réévaluer les valeurs de conservation. Les subventions SFI pour le développement communautaire favorisent les activités à la jonction de la foresterie durable, de l’approvisionnement responsable et des collectivités prospères.