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Latest Sustainable Forestry Initiative Stories

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...

2013-06-20 16:28:13

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative(®) (SFI(®)) Inc. today reported significant growth across key performance indicators with the release of Writing the Next Chapter, SFI's 2013 Annual Progress Report. Since 2007, forests certified to the SFI Standard® have grown by 100 million acres to 240 million acres today. Total chain-of-custody certified locations grew from 500 in 2007 to more than 2,500. Also, SFI received on-product...

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....

2013-06-05 16:21:41

WASHINGTON and OTTAWA, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc.® (SFI®) launched the process of revising its current standard to develop the SFI 2015-2019 Standard, reaching out to more than 10,000 stakeholders for input. Currently 240 million acres (100 million hectares) are third-party certified to the SFI 2010-2014 Standard on public and private lands. "The SFI Standard is developed through an open and inclusive process involving...

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...

2013-04-30 16:31:54

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Greg Siekaniec, Chief Executive Officer of Ducks Unlimited Canada, has been elected to the independent Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc.® (SFI®) Board of Directors. Mr. Siekaniec's election fills an open position with the SFI board's environmental chamber. "Greg Siekaniec is an outstanding leader who has dedicated his professional life to wildlife conservation and management, and he will make a strong contribution to our...

2013-03-25 16:22:33

MONTREAL, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Resolute Forest Products (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today issued its 2012 Annual Report, which includes an overview of the Company's 2012 sustainability performance. While Resolute will continue to produce its Annual Sustainability Report using Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines, the Company is now also integrating sustainability performance information into its annual financial disclosure. "Resolute recognizes that focusing on...

2013-03-25 16:21:32

Joins Georgia, Maine, and Oregon in Ensuring Green Buildings Are Good for Forests WASHINGTON, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed legislation Wednesday specifying that rating systems used in green building projects funded by the state government "shall not exclude certificate credits for forest products certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Forest Stewardship Council or the American Tree Farm System." The new law positively...