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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...

2011-05-18 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The independent Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Inc. progress report shows how the program goes beyond its rigorous forest certification standard to improve forest practices across North America through conservation research, community partnerships, logger training and landowner outreach. "No other third-party forest certification program in North America matches our broad scope," SFI President...

2011-05-09 10:00:00

KAMLOOPS, British Columbia, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Nature Conservancy of Canada has received a Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) conservation grant to support protection of bat populations in southern British Columbia. The grant enables research to document the locations and health of bat habitat, which will in turn assist conservationists in taking greater measures to protect this sensitive species. The project will receive a...

2011-04-25 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The gift box for the White House Easter Egg has been made from Sustainable Forestry Initiative(®) (SFI(®)) chain of custody certified paperboard. This is the third consecutive year that SFI products have been used for the White House Easter Egg gift box. The National Park Foundation sells the souvenir egg to benefit the White House Easter Egg Roll. The souvenir eggs are sold online at...

2011-04-21 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The White House has again selected egg packaging made from Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) chain of custody certified paperboard for the annual White House Easter Egg Roll. This is the third consecutive year that the White House has chosen SFI products. This year's Easter Egg Roll is set for April 25th with the theme "Get Up and Go!" promoting health and wellness. "SFI is thrilled, yet...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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