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SFI COMMUNITY GRANTS SUPPORT COLLABORATION ON EDUCATION, CLIMATE, INDIGENOUS RELATIONS, URBAN FORESTRY, AND BIODIVERSITY

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) announced 13 SFI Community Grants today featuring collaboration between 63 partner organizations. SFI Community Grants make a meaningful impact in the communities that live and work near forests. This year’s grants support SFI’s mission of advancing sustainability through forest-focused collaboration by addressing relevant challenges facing our communities.

By |June 3rd, 2021|Categories: News Release|

Minnesota SFI Implementation Committee Wins Award For Engaging Youth On Indigenous Cultural Awareness And Conservation

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) is pleased to announce the Minnesota SFI Implementation Committee as the 2021 winner of the SFI Implementation Committee Achievement Award. This award recognizes the exceptional work done by the grassroots network of 34 SFI Implementation Committees across the U.S. and Canada. These committees respond to local needs and priorities related to implementation of SFI standards, conservation, community, and education work.

By |May 12th, 2021|Categories: News Release|

SFI Board Welcomes New Chair And Three Forest And Conservation Leaders To Help Address Global Sustainability Challenges

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) is pleased to announce Karla Guyn, CEO of Ducks Unlimited Canada, as the new Chair of the SFI Board of Directors, and the election of three new board members. The SFI Board of Directors provides leadership that helps SFI fulfill its mission to advance sustainability through forest-focused collaboration. Guyn will serve a one-year term. The three new board members, Catherine Grenier, President and CEO, Nature Conservancy of Canada, Ellen Shultzabarger, State Forester and Director, Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry, and Don Kayne, CEO, Canfor Corporation and Canfor Pulp, will serve three-year terms.

By |April 23rd, 2021|Categories: News Release|

SFI Announces New Standards Focused On Solving Some Of The World’s Biggest Sustainability Challenges

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) has developed new standards to support SFI’s leadership in offering solutions to some of the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges. SFI certification is a powerful tool to ensure healthy forests that mitigate climate impacts, are resilient to fire threats, and support a diversity of communities.

By |April 22nd, 2021|Categories: News Release|

Government of Canada’s Youth Employment and Skills Strategy employs youth in the conservation of nature and forests

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians have rediscovered the many benefits connecting with nature has for our health and well-being. The Government of Canada is continuing to deliver on its commitment to protect more nature across the country to fight climate change, protect our iconic biodiversity and ensure Canadians can spend time outdoors in their communities.

By |April 16th, 2021|Categories: News Release|

Project Learning Tree Releases New Explore Your Environment: K-8 Activity Guide For Elementary And Middle School Educators

Project Learning Tree® (PLT) released a new curriculum guide today to engage kindergarten through grade 8 students in exploring their environment. Project Learning Tree is a long-established, award-winning environmental education program that uses trees and forests as windows on the world to advance environmental literacy, stewardship, and pathways to green careers. The guide includes fifty field-tested, hands-on activities that integrate investigations of nature with science, math, English language arts, and social studies. It incorporates outdoor education and connects youth to nature which has many proven benefits.

By |April 6th, 2021|Categories: News Release|

Leading Standards And Urban Forestry Partners Collaborate To Develop A New SFI Urban And Community Forest Sustainability Standard

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) is pleased to announce the launch of a partnership to develop a new SFI Urban and Community Forest Sustainability Standard for application in North America and potentially globally. SFI will collaborate with five urban forestry leaders: American Forests, Arbor Day Foundation, the International Society of Arboriculture, the Society of Municipal Arborists, and Tree Canada.

By |April 1st, 2021|Categories: News Release|

SFI Awarded NFWF Grant To Enhance Songbird Habitat In West Virginia Through Sustainable Forest Management

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) is pleased to announce a grant award from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) designed to engage landowners in West Virginia on forest management that benefits bird species. The project will focus on three at-risk bird species: the golden-winged warbler, the cerulean warbler, and the wood thrush. This project highlights SFI’s commitment to collaborating on sustainability solutions and elevating the conservation benefits of SFI certified lands.

By |March 4th, 2021|Categories: News Release|

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