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Join the 2022 SFI/PLT Annual Conference – Collaborating for Communities and Forests

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and Project Learning Tree (PLT) will host their first ever joint annual conference from June 14-16, in Madison, Wisconsin. With a theme of Collaborating for Communities and Forests, the event will be a week filled with learning and opportunities to discuss the most-pressing issues and challenges facing the people and the planet, including how sustainable forest management and environmental education provide effective solutions.

May 31st, 2022|

Planting the Seed of Conservation With Children’s Books

In the classroom and at home, teaching children about nature can help them develop an appreciation for the environment, as well as the ability to make informed decisions in the face of real-world issues. Explore how an SFI Community Grant helped bring a forest-themed book into the hands of young readers.

March 23rd, 2022|

SFI Celebrates International Women’s Day

For International Women’s Day 2022, SFI, Project Learning Tree (PLT), and PLT Canada, want to help #BreakTheBias. The women who are part of our staff, network of partners, SFI Board and Educational Operating Committee, SFI-certified organizations, and many other facets of our work show the value of SFI’s commitment to gender equality and a diverse and resilient workforce. Building a diverse and resilient workforce is one of the ways SFI celebrates the principles behind International Women’s Day every day.

March 8th, 2022|

Happy New Year From SFI

Happy New Year! I hope you and your loved ones had a peaceful holiday break. I am excited to start 2022 building on the positive change the SFI community makes every day in addressing local, national and global sustainability challenges.

January 5th, 2022|

Conserving Birds on a Continental Scale with Sustainable Forest Management

Birds don’t recognize borders, which is one reason why an SFI Conservation Grant is supporting a project called “Managed Forests for Birds in the Boreal Transition Region of the U.S. and Canada.” It’s a partnership between SFI, the American Bird Conservancy (ABC), and the Boreal Avian Modeling Project (BAM) an international scientific collaboration based at the University of Alberta.

January 4th, 2022|

Engaging Youth on Sustainable Forestry at Philmont Scout Ranch

Working with more than 600 Scouts over the course of one week this past summer left me feeling energized and enthusiastic about our forests and the next generation who will be responsible for them. I’ve worked at SFI since 2010, and I’m currently the Senior Vice President for Community and Government Relations. SFI advances sustainability through forest-focused collaboration, so while I get to work on forestry every day, it’s always a particular treat to get back in the woods for a week and really get my hands dirty and engage with youth who are so important to the future of our sector.

November 12th, 2021|

SFI Supports Boy Scouts Building Forest Bat Boxes

As part of a recent SFI Community Grant project, the Voyageur’s Council of Boy Scouts of America built and installed 70 new bat boxes near Duluth, Minnesota. The boxes provide alternative housing for forest bats to raise their young in areas where bat population numbers have plummeted.

October 29th, 2021|

Why Forest Lovers Should Celebrate Bat Week

SFI-certified forests provide healthy habitat for millions of bats, and with White Nose Syndrome decimating populations across North America, it’s more important than ever to appreciate the critical role bats play as insect eaters, seed spreaders, and pollinators. Learn about the relationship between bats and forests, and join us in celebrating Bat Week, October 24-31!

October 25th, 2021|

The Artist Behind the 2021 Virtual SFI Annual Conference Speaker Gifts

Fourteen-year-old Mahatta Price loves spending time in the forest. In the spring, she likes seeing trilliums flower and berries appear, and ferns and other plants sprout new growth. She bark harvests then, when the sap is running in the red and yellow cedar trees. In the fall, she likes to go hunting, fishing and looks for wild mushrooms.

August 26th, 2021|


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