Explore highlights from the SFI/PEFC Annual Conference!

Over 500 people joined us for the SFI/PEFC Forest + People + Nature positive conference. This year's theme highlighted the positive ways in which sustainable forest management can be positive for people, forests, and nature while evolving to address expectations of the workforce, community, government, customer, and conservation priorities.

May 31st, 2023|

Jah’Niya Myers: Facing Firsts with Mentorship

As a first-generation college student, Jah’Niya Myers continually faces a number of firsts. But when she was matched with her Project Learning Tree (PLT) green mentor, Lydia Kidane, PLT’s Education Programs Coordinator, she found someone who could relate.

May 29th, 2023|

Optimism on Earth Day: International Panel Cites Sustainable Forestry as Key to Climate-Change Adaptation and Mitigation

“Invest in Our Planet” is the theme of Earth Day 2023. Earthday.org, which coordinates the day’s events around the world, is “focused on engaging the more than 1 billion people, governments, institutions, and businesses who participate in Earth Day to recognize our collective responsibility and to help accelerate the transition to an equitable, prosperous green economy for all.”

April 19th, 2023|

Study Shows Positive Impact of Best Management Practices Required by the SFI Fiber Sourcing Standard Extends to Uncertified Forestlands

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Fiber Sourcing Standard has long required manufacturers of wood products (such as lumber, plywood, and paper) to acquire raw materials from landowners and forest managers who adhere to best management practices (BMPs) designed to protect water quality and quantity before, during, and after forest management activities take place. The SFI Forest Management Standard also requires adherence to BMPs.

March 31st, 2023|

Truth and Reconciliation Week 2022

September 26–30, 2022 is Truth and Reconciliation Week, and September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

September 28th, 2022|

Forester’s Blog: Fall Forest Colors

Autumn, my favorite season, is almost here. Tomorrow, Thursday, September 22, 2022, marks the autumnal equinox—the start of fall in the Northern Hemisphere.

September 20th, 2022|

Forester’s Blog: The Importance of Young Forest Habitat

Mention old-growth forests and most people think of giant sequoias in California, centuries-old Douglas firs and western red cedars in British Columbia, red pines in Ontario, or massive live oaks in the Southern US.

August 24th, 2022|


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