There is a growing awareness that if we want to grapple with climate change, water quality, waste reduction, and species loss, taking good care of our forests is fundamental. Unique among certification standards, SFI mandates innovative and impactful conservation research that builds knowledge and improves forest outcomes. We provide a value-added solution for customers of forest products who want to know that the companies they source from are contributing to conservation results that improve the health of the planet.

Our efforts contribute to the SFI standards by quantifying conservation benefits across the SFI footprint. This work also supports our commitment to providing solutions to sustainability challenges and informing global conservation efforts.

SFI Conservation Grants


Our grants support the science-based data needed by to improve forest management and to assess.

SFI Conservation Impact Project


The SFI Conservation Impact Project is measuring how well-managed forests and sustainable supply chains support conservation goals.

Conservation Research


SFI Program Participants invest in research. No other forestry standard has a research requirement.

Conservation at SFI
Fact Sheet
Paul Trianosky
Chief Conservation Officer
Tel: 423-571-2562
Darren Sleep
Senior Director, Conservation Strategies
Tel: 613-424-8734
Leonardo (Leo) Viana
Senior Director, Conservation Impact
Tel: 202-719-1390