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Sep 06, 2016, 09:00 ET Middle Schoolers Flock Together to Build a Better Future for Birds

A chance to learn scientific and technical skills while helping conserve birds was all the motivation middle-school students needed to participate...


Sep 02, 2016, 09:00 ET SFI Launches Conservation Impact Project To Deliver Metrics For Well-Managed Forests

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) will announce today the launch of its large-scale effort to quantify the conservation benefits associated...


Jun 28, 2016, 06:00 ET SFI Progress Report Shows 500 Partner Organizations Coming Together for Future Forests

 Released today, the 2016 SFI Progress Report – Linking Future Forests to Communities – tells the story of how responsible forestry...


Apr 14, 2016, 09:00 ET IUCN Approves SFI for Membership, Advancing Sustainable Forestry and Conservation Science

 The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) has been granted membership in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), an...


Feb 17, 2016, 13:09 ET SFI Receives Land Stewardship Award from National Wild Turkey Federation

 The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) presented the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) with its Land Stewardship Award...


May 20, 2014, 06:00 ET SFI® and U.S. Endowment to Support Heritage of African American Landowners through Sustainable Forestry

 The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc. (SFI) announced today at Fortune Brainstorm Green that the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and...


May 19, 2014, 13:55 ET Shaping the forest of the future in partnership with communities and youth across North America

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Inc. announced at the Fortune Brainstorm Green conference today that it would provide eight...


Jan 08, 2014, 11:27 ET SFI Investment In Forest Research Strengthens Conservation

Nonprofit group supports sustainable forestry  As part of its ongoing efforts toward continuous improvement in sustainable forestry, the...


Jan 07, 2014, 10:59 ET Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Reaches Out to Thousands to Improve Forestry Standard

 In one of the most expansive and inclusive processes to seek input from a resource sector, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative®...


Dec 12, 2013, 12:33 ET SFI & AFF Announce Innovative Project to Promote Longleaf Pine Conservation

The future of Southern U.S. forests depends in large part on decisions made today by family forest owners, who account for 62 percent of privately...


Nov 25, 2013, 11:00 ET Scientists Begin Critical Research Aimed at Protecting Canada's At-Risk Caribou and Grizzly Bear Populations

As grizzly bear populations in western Canada make their way into winter hibernation this month scientists in Alberta are embarking on their next...


Nov 14, 2013, 13:13 ET PEFC International Recognizes Global Leaders

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Inc. was recognized this week for the greatest increase in forest certification of the...


Nov 05, 2013, 13:53 ET WBCSD Announces Inclusive Approach to Forest Certification

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) released a statement Monday that promotes the expansion of forest certification...


Oct 07, 2013, 11:21 ET Sustainable Forestry Initiative Announces Three New Board Members Representing Broad-ranging Stakeholder Interests

 Three leaders have been elected to the independent Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc.® (SFI®) Board of Directors, to fill...


Sep 19, 2013, 11:36 ET SFI Forest Partners Program(SM) and American Tree Farm System® Grow Certification in South Carolina

With the support of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative ® (SFI®) Forest Partners(SM) Program, 103,000 acres of land owned by the South...


Sep 18, 2013, 15:00 ET Honey Bee Forest Habitat Research Garners SFI® Conservation Leadership Award for Soterra, LLC and Pollinator Partnership

 Honey bees are in sharp decline in North America and Europe, jeopardizing their crucial role in pollinating crops that in the United States...


Sep 18, 2013, 15:00 ET SFI Grassroots Network Recognized for Connecting People to Forests

 From enjoying a walk in the woods to building a home to the clean water and the paper products we use every day, people benefit from...


Sep 18, 2013, 15:00 ET SFI® Honors National Geographic Society Sustainability Chief Hans Wegner for Lifelong Commitment to the Environment

This week, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) recognized Hans Wegner, Chief Sustainability Officer of the National Geographic...


Sep 16, 2013, 10:01 ET 'Conservation Hero' Paul Trianosky Joins SFI to Lead Conservation Partnership Program

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) announced today that respected conservation professional Paul Trianosky has joined SFI as...


Aug 26, 2013, 09:00 ET SFI and U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities Spur Collaboration Among Water Utilities and Forest Landowners to Protect Watersheds

 Experts acknowledge the important role of forestlands in protecting our nation's water quality. The U.S. Forest Service estimates that about...


Jun 18, 2013, 19:00 ET SFI and Audubon Team Up Bird Scientists with Forest Managers to Implement Conservation Programs

 The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) announced today that it has awarded the National Audubon Society $60,000 under...


May 28, 2013, 13:12 ET Habitat for Humanity Canada Executive Joins Sustainable Forestry Initiative Board

Mark Rodgers, Chief Operating Officer of Habitat for Humanity Canada, has been elected to the independent Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc....


Mar 06, 2013, 13:24 ET SFI Applauds EU's New Illegal Logging Rules

Forest Certification Will Be a Key Tool in Efforts to Crack Down on Illegal Logging  Kathy Abusow, President and CEO of the Sustainable...


Feb 21, 2013, 10:34 ET New SFI Vice President to Promote Forest Conservation and Broaden Engagement with the Indigenous People of North America

 Andrew de Vries has joined the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® as Vice President, Conservation, Indigenous and Government...


Feb 06, 2013, 14:29 ET SFI Pledges $400,000 In 2013 For Conservation Research

Nonprofit group supports sustainable forestry  The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) announced today it will deliver up...