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2013-03-05 16:22:27

Senate passes Senate Bill 78 to boost forest health and access LANSING, Mich., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Forest Products Council applauds bill sponsor, Senator Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba), and the Michigan Senate for passing SB 78 9 (26-11). Senate Bill 78 contains legislation that will enhance management of Michigan's State Forest System by amending the DNR "Living Legacies" program to require legislative approval of designated Biodiversity Stewardship Areas...

2013-02-21 12:22:32

OTTAWA, Ontario and WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Andrew de Vries has joined the Sustainable Forestry Initiative(®) as Vice President, Conservation, Indigenous and Government Relations. He will oversee the SFI(®) conservation program in Canada and engage Native Americans, First Nations and Metis groups both in the development and use of the SFI standard. Andrew will also work with governments in Canada and Europe to ensure inclusive forest certification related...

2013-02-06 16:22:11

Nonprofit group supports sustainable forestry WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative(®) (SFI(®)) announced today it will deliver up to $400,000 in 2013 to support research into responsible forestry practices through the SFI Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program. Since 2010, SFI has awarded 33 grants totaling more than $1.32 million to support projects that promote sustainable forestry practices and engage...

2012-12-03 16:21:56

Paper encourages customers to question FSC's claims before spending more for FSC-certified products WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As organizations like the Federal Trade Commission issue revised guides to help ensure marketers make accurate claims about their products' environmental benefits, the American Consumer Institute (ACI) Center for Citizen Research today issued a new report that compares competing forest certification systems. The report examines the...

2012-11-16 12:27:01

-- Resolute already world's largest manager of FSC-certified forests MONTREAL, Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Resolute Forest Products (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) has certified an additional 3.5 million hectares (8.6 million acres) of Company-managed forestlands in Quebec to Forest Stewardship Council(®) (FSC) standards. These new certifications raise the total area of Resolute tenures that are FSC-certified in North America to 15.8 million hectares (39 million...

2012-11-13 16:26:51

MIAMISBURG, Ohio, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NewPage Corporation (NewPage) announced today that it has increased its supply-chain preference for pulpwood procured from certified woodland owners, including those certified to the American Tree Farm System(®) (ATFS). NewPage, the leading producer of printing and specialty papers in North America, is the largest buyer of pulpwood in the Great Lakes States. In 2011, 48 percent of the fiber (wood and pulp) purchased by NewPage came from...

2012-09-12 06:24:24

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four leaders of the North American publishing industry announced today they will partner with the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) to help spur the growth of certification to preserve and protect forests. Time Inc., the National Geographic Society, Macmillan, and Pearson will become Founding Partners of the SFI Forest Partners Program. The alliance was announced at the SFI annual conference in Milwaukee, attended by...

2012-08-15 10:24:15

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc.(®) (SFI(®)) applauds the Governor of Georgia for urging broader recognition of forest certification standards. An executive order signed on August 10 by Governor Nathan Deal promotes the use of products from responsibly managed forests in Georgia in state construction. The executive order states that "any new or expanded state building shall incorporate 'Green Building' standards that give...

2012-07-16 06:23:02

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The World Resources Institute (WRI), a global development and environmental think tank, will receive a grant of $35,000 USD to research how forest certification standards can help protect American lakes and rivers, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) announced today. "This grant will help us identify the extent to which SFI-certified forest management can result in effective implementation of best management practices for...

2012-07-12 10:21:35

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) will receive a grant from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) to promote continuous improvement in water quality protection and assess how well best management practices (BMPs) are protecting water resources in the United States. "Thanks to SFI, as well as support from the U.S Forest Service, we will update our assessment of how states and territories are developing and...