Sustainable Forestry Initiative

About SFI: Program Overview

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 242 program participants in North America (United States and Canada).
  • SFI includes more than 280 million acres of certified lands—the single largest forest certification standard in the world.
  • 34 local SFI Implementation Committees in 42 states and provinces provide grassroots support for SFI across North America.