Advancing collaborations between local communities and the SFI network to increase mutual understanding of the values and benefits provided by sustainably managed forests.
Communities rely on forests for jobs and economic development, recreational benefits and human health. These links between people and forests have always been important, but are even more relevant in an increasingly connected and changing world. Our work is focused on nurturing a positive relationship between people who live near and work in forests, and the goals of a sustainable marketplace and healthy forests.
SFI’s network drives our success. Our network helps link our pillars, promote learning, and increase our scale. The SFI network leads forest-focused collaborations that make a quantifiable impact through efforts like our community grants program.
SFI COMMUNITY GRANTS
SFI Community Grants support collaborative projects like traditional Indigenous knowledge transfer from elders to youth, workshops, educational field trips for underserved populations, and programming focused on mass timber.
SFI INDIGENOUS COMMUNTIES
SFI supports community-led forest-focused initiatives and partners with leading Indigenous organizations so that all communities are able to fully value and benefit from sustainably managed forests.
SFI IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEES
This grassroots network involves private landowners, independent loggers, forestry professionals, Indigenous people, local government officials, academics, scientists, and conservationists.
SFI builds meaningful relationships by partnering with organizations interested in creating community-level impact to increase the understanding of the value and benefits of sustainably managed forests.
Senior VP, Community & Government Relations
Director, Network Relations
Senior Advisor, Indigenous Relations
PARTNERING TO FOSTER DIVERSITY
Announcing a new partnership aimed at ensuring young Black Americans have greater opportunities for rewarding careers in the forest and conservation sector.