We are SFI® certified.
Certification by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative means that we know where the wood comes from that we use to make our products. A sustainably managed forest, one where the trees are replanted or re-grown, is a renewable resource and makes a vital contribution to society by providing economic, environmental and social benefits.
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We are proud to be one of the many groups supporting SFI to ensure our forests remain responsibly managed. To read more about SFI's partnerships and initiatives with conservation groups, local communities, resource professionals, landowners and many others, visit www.sfiprogram.org/sustainable-forestry-news.php.
Highlighted below are some of the recent environmental initiatives supported by SFI.
New Online Tool Supports Fight Against Illegal Logging
WASHINGTON, DC - The World Resources Institute (WRI) today announced the launch of the Forest Legality Risk Information Tool, an open-access global information website designed to assist purchasers of forest products in securing fiber from legal sources. The risk tool, a project of the Forest Legality Alliance, was partly funded by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) through its Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program. The tool is also supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development. June 27, 2012
Agreement Strengthens Bond Between Boy Scouts of America and SFI Inc.
WASHINGTON, DC - The Boy Scouts of America and Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc.® (SFI®) have signed a memorandum of mutual support agreeing to work together to demonstrate forest stewardship and environmental education for America's youth. May 29, 2012
SFI Grant Supports Manual to Assist American Chestnut Restoration
ASHEVILLE, NC - The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) has released an easy-to-read best management practices manual for all landowners, including orchard managers, professional growers, forest landowners, or amateur enthusiasts, so they can help restore American chestnut trees. The manual is part of a project funded through the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program, which led to the first plantings of some of the most advanced blight-resistant American chestnuts in the southeastern United States. The goal of the guide is to help planters of all types significantly improve the success rate of their chestnut plantings. Nov. 21, 2011
SFI Participants Support Fredericton Habitat Home
FREDERICTON, New Brunswick - Habitat for Humanity Fredericton Area is building a two-family home on Hanwell Road with wood products from responsible sources donated by members of the New Brunswick Sustainable Forestry Initiative Implementation Committee. Sept. 1, 2011
The Nature Conservancy and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Explore Responsible Sourcing for Bioenergy Feedstocks
WASHINGTON, DC - The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) launched a pilot project today to help bioenergy companies in the United States support responsible forest management through their procurement of woody biomass. June 21, 2011
Educators Benefit from SFI Grant
SPOKANE, Washington - The Northwest Natural Resources Institute used an SFI community grant to provide an opportunity for educators to learn about forest management, procurement and product manufacturing as part of its annual Spokane-based K-12 Natural Resources Teacher Workshop. June 2011
SFI Funds Community-Based Education and Green Building Projects
WASHINGTON - The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) has awarded a total of $35,200 in grants to nine community-based projects to support forestry education activities and green building for low-income families. June 20, 2011
SFI Grant Helps Audubon New York Link Forest Management to Bird Conservation
WASHINGTON - The New York program of the National Audubon Society has received a Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) conservation grant to build a stronger link between bird conservation and forest management along the Atlantic Flyway. June 6, 2011
SFI Conservation Grant Promotes Conservation Easements in Southeast U.S.
WASHINGTON - The Land Trust of Tennessee, the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust and Wildlands Networkreceived a Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) conservation grant today in support of their work to help private landowners and government agencies in the southeastern United States protect special forest sites though working-forest conservation easements. May 31, 2011
SFI Conservation Grant Helps The Nature Trust of BC Protect Unique Ecosystems
PENTICTON, British Columbia - The Nature Trust of British Columbia has been awarded a Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) conservation grant to find the most effective way to reduce the spread of invasive plants in vulnerable ecosystems in British Columbia's southern interior. May 24, 2011
Nature Conservancy of Canada and SFI Partner to Protect Bat Populations
KAMLOOPS, British Columbia - The Nature Conservancy of Canada has received a Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) conservation grant to support protection of bat populations in southern British Columbia. The grant enables research to document the locations and health of bat habitat, which will in turn assist conservationists in taking greater measures to protect this sensitive species. May 9, 2011
Potomac Forum Brings Together Experts to Address Illegal Logging
WASHINGTON, DC - Participants at an international forum on illegal logging heard how actions such as government regulations, market demand, and increased knowledge are helping to combat illegal logging - but that the issue demands further vigilance and effort. May 5, 2011