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2011-12-08 14:26:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Maine Governor Paul LePage signed an executive order today directing that "any new or expanded state buildings shall incorporate 'Green Building' standards that give certification credits equally to forest products grown, manufactured, and certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Standard, Forest Stewardship Council, American Tree Farm System, and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification systems." "This policy is...

2011-11-21 10:35:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) has released an easy-to-read best management practices manual for all landowners, including orchard managers, professional growers, forest landowners, or amateur enthusiasts, so they can help restore American chestnut trees. The manual is an easy-to-read guide that outlines best practices for planting and raising chestnut trees, including site preparation, fertilization, deer and pest...

2011-11-07 10:00:00

(( )) (( )) (( )) WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Housing Endowment has announced 10 of the 25 Habitat for Humanity homes will be certified to the ANSI/ICC 700-2008 National Green Building Standard thanks to a community grant from Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Inc. "Several Habitat for Humanity affiliates and other builders of affordable homes across the country have already seen the inherent value of having...

2011-09-29 16:49:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) welcomes a study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) summarizing scientific findings that support the environmental and economic benefits of using wood in green building construction. In a news release today announcing the study, the USDA stated: "Sustainability of forest products can be verified using any credible third-party rating system, such...

2011-09-14 12:00:00

BURLINGTON, Vt., Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Boy Scouts of America received the Sustainable Forestry Initiative®( )(SFI®) President's Award today for its leadership in embracing third-party forest certification and educating youth about the value of sustainable forest management. "This is a natural partnership -- the Boy Scouts of America and SFI share both respect for our forests and a keen interest in showing youth the immense value...

2011-06-21 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) launched a pilot project today to help bioenergy companies in the United States support responsible forest management through their procurement of woody biomass. The joint effort reflects the recognition by both organizations that the bioenergy industry provides new market opportunities for forest landowners and managers, but...

2011-06-20 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) has awarded a total of $35,200 in grants to nine community-based projects to support forestry education activities and green building for low-income families. The projects are an extension of the SFI Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program, which has committed more than $1 million to date to help build knowledge, support landowner outreach,...

2011-06-07 10:07:00

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Time Inc., Hearst Enterprises, National Geographic Society, Verso Paper Corp. and Sappi Fine Paper North America are building on the success of a recent pilot project to make forest certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative(®) (SFI(®)) standard more accessible to medium-sized landowners in Maine. "SFI Inc. welcomes and values this strategic partnership - it is truly a testament to...

2011-06-06 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New York program of the National Audubon Society has received a Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) conservation grant to build a stronger link between bird conservation and forest management along the Atlantic Flyway. "This SFI grant will help us develop a communications and outreach program for foresters, forest landowners and SFI-certified mills in New York State, and transfer our knowledge...

2011-05-31 10:26:00

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Land Trust of Tennessee, the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust and Wildlands Network received a Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) conservation grant today in support of their work to help private landowners and government agencies in the southeastern United States protect special forest sites though working-forest conservation easements. The three non-profit conservation organizations were...