Sustainable Forestry Initiative
The Florida Sustainable Forestry Initiative State Implementation Committee (SFI SIC) has created a grant opportunity for teachers and non-profit organizations that reach Florida youth in grades K-12. Each grant provides funding of up to $500 for organizations to teach Florida youth the benefits of sustainable forestry. The SFI SIC hopes to provide funding for at least six projects across Florida. Proposals must be submitted by September 15, 2014, in order to be considered during the current review period.
Since 1995, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) has existed to promote the perpetual growing and harvesting of trees in a way that is compatible with the protection of wildlife, plants and soil and water quality.
In Florida and across North America, SFI program participants adhere to a set of principles that address how they operate on their own lands and how they conduct procurement practices across all ownerships. Collectively and individually, SFI members promote the practice of sustainable forestry on all lands by funding logger and forester education and encouraging landowners to manage their forests sustainably.
SFI program participants have also been third-party certified to the SFI standard by independent auditors. Many of our industry members are participants of this comprehensive program of forestry and conservation practices designed to ensure that future generations of Americans will have the same abundant forests that we enjoy today. The largest sustainable forestry and certification program in the world, encompassing nearly over 196 million acres of forest land throughout North America, SFI includes these Florida companies and agencies:
- Campbell Global, LLC
- Forest Investment Associates
- Georgia-Pacific LLC
- Gilman Building Products
- Green Circle Bio Energy, Inc.
- International Paper
- Packaging Corporation of America
- Plum Creek Timber Company
- Rayonier Inc.
- Rex Lumber Company
- Resource Management Services
- RockTenn CP, LLC
- St. Joe Timberland Co.
- West Fraser, Inc.
If you see a forest activity that is not consistent with the standards outlined in this website, we want to know about it! We will take every step possible to help rectify the problem. Any direct violation of these standards is taken very seriously. An actual infraction must be a direct violation of these SFI standards and must be reported providing specific correlations to these standards.
Click here to report inconsistent practices.