SFI CONSERVATION RESEARCH

SFI is the only forest certification program that requires participants to support research to improve forest health, conservation understanding, productivity and sustainable management of forest resources, and the environmental benefits and performance of forest products.

Research drives innovation and new ideas. It helps address pressing conservation issues and threats to forests like invasive species and climate change. Sound research helps guide forest management planning today and how it evolves tomorrow.

Organizations meet SFI’s requirement for research through funding research as well as on-the-ground conservation, community & education projects involving partners from government, conservation, academia, local communities, research organizations and others. This diversity of participation helps ensure the relevancy and public benefits of research supported and conducted by SFI-certified organizations. The geographic extent and diversity of these partnerships represented by projects assures a high level of impact on sustainable forestry, and on conservation, both on and off SFI-certified lands. Research outcomes also speak to the diversity of forest types and species across North America, ensuring relevancy to managers in virtually every region of the continent.

With more than 370  acres/150 million hectares certified to the SFI Forest Management Standard, and tens of millions more positively influenced by SFI Fiber Sourcing, SFI has the necessary scale to support impactful forest research. The combination of SFI research dollars and the massive, continental scale at which we operate makes SFI a powerful force for advancing our collective interests in clean air, clean water, biological diversity and sustainable forestry, making a real difference in practices implemented on the ground.

Paul Trianosky
Chief Conservation Officer
423-571-2562
Darren Sleep
Senior Director, Conservation Strategies
613-424-8734
Paul Trianosky
Chief Conservation Officer
423-571-2562
Darren Sleep
Senior Director, Conservation Strategies
613-424-8734