Sustainable Forestry Initiative

SFI in Georgia: What We Do

what_we_doIn Georgia, the SFI® program makes a difference at the grassroots level. The SFI Implementation Committee in Georgia works across the forestry community to support programs that improve the practice of sustainable forestry on all lands.

Highlights of SFI activities in Georgia since 1995:

  • Best Management Practices – SFI promotes Forestry Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Forestry that protect water quality. In Georgia we work closely with the Georgia Forestry Commission and other state agencies to resolve concerns and complaints regarding forestry operations across the state.
  • Landowner Outreach – SFI appreciates the importance of the family forest owners who own more than 56% of Georgia’s forests and the challenges of staying on top of all there is to understand about good forest stewardship. In order to help, we have provided over 10,000 new Georgia landowners with information about sustainable forestry and the resources available to help them manage their forests sustainable. All Georgia forest landowners are invited to join our mailing list to receive free information (Request a landowner packet) or download other landowner information now.
  • Master Timber Harvester – SFI helps fund and staff state-wide logger education programs such as Georgia’s Master Timber Harvester Program (GA-MTH). Since 1995, more than 3,000 loggers and foresters have been GA-MTH trained. Visit the GA-MTH program website to learn more.