The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) program is based on the premise that responsible environmental behavior and sound business decisions can co-exist.
SFI® program participants practice sustainable forestry on all the lands they manage. They also influence millions of additional acres through landowner outreach programs, and the training of loggers and foresters in best management practices.
The SFI program embraces a unique approach to sustainable forestry, recognizing that all forest landowners, not just SFI program participants, play a critical role in ensuring the long-term health and sustainability of our forests.
Global, Yet Local
The SFI program is one of the largest and most widely accepted forest certification programs in the world, yet it is supported at the local level with SFI Implementation Committees, like the one here in Georgia.
- SFI has 226 program participants in North America (United States and Canada).
- SFI includes 152.6 million acres of certified lands—an area almost as big as France and Austria combined. (Maybe use a NA comparison instead)
- 37 local SFI Implementation Committees provide grassroots support for SFI across North America.