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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...

2012-07-09 06:23:24

FEDERAL WAY, Wash., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) today announced its preference for purchasing wood that is certified under the American Tree Farm System®. This decision aligns with the company's commitment to responsible fiber sourcing. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120111/AQ34535LOGO) For more than 89,000 family forest owners sustainably managing 27 million acres of forestland in the American Tree Farm System, the Weyerhaeuser preference...

2012-06-27 10:20:59

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The World Resources Institute (WRI) today announced the launch of the Forest Legality Risk Information Tool, an open-access global information website designed to assist purchasers of forest products in securing fiber from legal sources. The risk tool, a project of the Forest Legality Alliance, was partly funded by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative®( )(SFI®) through its Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program. The...

2012-06-26 06:22:02

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Inc. has made substantial progress in safeguarding forests and the communities that rely on them today and for future generations, according to an External Review Panel. "The Future is Decided Now, SFI's Annual Progress report, demonstrates how procurement and policy decisions today affect North America's forests tomorrow. Our actions today - from individuals choosing wood or paper...

2012-05-29 10:21:57

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Boy Scouts of America and Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc.® (SFI®) have signed a memorandum of mutual support agreeing to work together to demonstrate forest stewardship and environmental education for America's youth. "The purpose and mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare youth to become responsible, participating citizens and leaders," said Bob Mazzuca, Chief Scout Executive for the Boy Scouts of America....

2012-04-12 06:22:26

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday SFI President & CEO Kathy Abusow sent a letter on the LEED Standard to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Board of Directors and MR TAG members, urging them to "encourage USGBC to make a decision that supports the future of our forests" by recognizing "the value of all forest certification programs," including the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). The full letter is available here. Quoting from a...

2012-04-05 06:22:00

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the fourth year in a row, the National Park Foundation has decided to package the official White House Easter Egg in a gift box made from paperboard certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120405/DC83033) "I am thrilled that the National Park Foundation chose to package their famous White House Easter Eggs in SFI-certified boxes," said SFI president and CEO Kathy Abusow....

2012-04-03 02:24:56

BOSTON, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sappi Fine Paper North America today announced the release of eQ Journal 004, an in-depth, myth-busting look at sustainable forestry. Grounded in facts and science, this edition of eQ Journal presents how sustainable forestry protects air and water quality, supports biodiversity of plants and wildlife and results in healthier forests.<s> </s> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prn/20110728/MM43821LOGO ) This edition also challenges the...

2012-03-13 13:24:00

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Craig Blair, President and CEO of Resource Management Service LLC (RMS) has been elected to the independent Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc.® (SFI®) Board of Directors. "Our company was founded in 1950 by two foresters who shared a vision of the economic and environmental benefits sustainably managed private forests could provide to our nation," Blair said today. "I'm pleased to be able to continue that legacy as a member of...

2012-03-06 09:34:00

WASHINGTON, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) continues to put up artificial barriers in its latest draft of its LEED rating tool, shutting out 75 percent of North America's certified forests from the LEED credits that deal with "responsible extraction of raw materials." The third draft of LEED 2012, released on March 1, includes credits for certified wood that is "FSC or better." "This new language raises more issues than it...