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2013-10-07 12:21:33

OTTAWA, Ontario and WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three leaders have been elected to the independent Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc.® (SFI®) Board of Directors, to fill positions in each of its three chambers, Environmental, Social and Economic. "SFI will benefit enormously from the wisdom, perspective and passion these leaders bring to our Board of Directors," SFI President and CEO Kathy Abusow said. "By representing broad-ranging and balanced...

2013-09-19 12:22:46

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the support of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative ® (SFI®) Forest Partners(SM) Program, 103,000 acres of land owned by the South Carolina Forestry Commission and Clemson University were recently certified to the SFI and American Tree Farm System® standards. The five South Carolina state forests underwent a simultaneous independent audit to certify to both the ATFS and SFI standards and Clemson University Forests, which...

2013-09-18 16:21:27

SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Honey bees are in sharp decline in North America and Europe, jeopardizing their crucial role in pollinating crops that in the United States amount to about one-third of the nation's domestic food supply. Today, new research led by SFI program participant Soterra LLC and the Pollinator Partnership on the habitat of honey bees and other native pollinators in forested ecosystems was recognized by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative®...

2013-09-18 16:21:26

SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From enjoying a walk in the woods to building a home to the clean water and the paper products we use every day, people benefit from forests in countless ways. Today, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) presented three SFI Implementation Committees with SFI's 15(th) Annual Achievement Award for their efforts to connect communities to sustainable forestry in Maine, Minnesota and Georgia. The presentations were made at a ceremony...

2013-09-16 12:30:59

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) announced today that respected conservation professional Paul Trianosky has joined SFI as Senior Director of Conservation Partnerships. Trianosky brings nearly 30 years of diverse leadership experience in forest conservation, nonprofit management and forest certification to SFI. In 2013, he was recognized as a "Conservation Hero" by The Nature Conservancy of West Virginia and he has...

2013-08-26 08:24:28

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Experts acknowledge the important role of forestlands in protecting our nation's water quality. The U.S. Forest Service estimates that about two-thirds of our nation's freshwater resources originate in forests. Water utilities are increasingly taking responsibility for the health of local watersheds as the best way to ensure a long-term supply of clean water for the community. A new project managed by the U.S. Endowment for Forestry...

2013-08-15 12:31:23

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The future of North America's forests is decided by actions taken every day in communities across the U.S. and Canada. To foster such on-the-ground adoption of responsible forestry practices, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) has awarded grants to seven community-based projects to educate youth and teachers, work with landowners, and support worthy community programs. The grants were awarded under the SFI Conservation and...

2013-08-12 16:22:11

More than 20 million acres certified to Sustainable Forestry Initiative® standard FEDERAL WAY, Wash., Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the completed acquisition of Longview Timber's approximately 645,000 acres of forestland in Washington state and Oregon in July, Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) now owns or manages approximately 20.5 million acres of forestland in the U.S. and Canada, making the company one of North America's--and the world's--largest private sustainable forestry...

2013-06-18 20:20:28

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) announced today that it has awarded the National Audubon Society $60,000 under the SFI Conservation and Community Partnership Grant Program. The three-year project is designed to develop and implement the latest bird conservation best practices by engaging Audubon scientists working closely with forest managers across six states along the Atlantic flyway of the Eastern United States....

2013-06-04 12:28:43

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The June issue of Architectural Record includes a Continuing Education Unit (CEU) for architects and builders describing the benefits of using responsibly managed forest products certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Standard. "SFI Inc. is sponsoring the CEU, 'Sustainable Building with SFI Certified Wood', to help educate architects, designers and builders because they make decisions every day that can affect the...