New publication helps young black Americans explore career paths in the forest and conservation sector
A new first-of-its-kind resource, Black Faces in Green Spaces: The Journeys of Black Professionals in Green Careers, has just been released by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), Project Learning Tree (PLT), and Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS). The SFI-PLT-MANRRS Black Faces in Green Spaces: The Journeys of Black Professionals in Green Careers guide highlights 22 Black Americans who share their personal stories about finding their passions and overcoming challenges, and offer advice to the next generation about exploring their own careers in the forest and conservation sector. The project was overseen by an SFI-MANRRS Advisory Committee, and Black-owned businesses were hired as consultants, designers, content writers, and photographers.
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Hires New Chief Scientist
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Healy Hamilton to the role of SFI Chief Scientist, starting April 4, 2023.
Stora Enso CEO, Annica Bresky, and IUCN-US CEO and IUCN North America Director, Tracy Farrell, Elected to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Board of Directors
Michael Doss, President and CEO of Graphic Packaging International and Chair of the SFI Board of Directors, is pleased to welcome two new members to the SFI Board of Directors.
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) announces Lauren T. Cooper as its new Chief Conservation Officer
Cooper is well respected among the forest sector, academic communities, and the SFI® network.
Project learning tree releases trees & me: activities for exploring nature with ages 1-6
Project Learning Tree® (PLT), an initiative of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI), has released a new resource for families and teachers to connect young children ages 1–6 to nature, with a focus on trees.
SFI Applauds Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act
SFI praised Congress for passing the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which provides funding for climate-smart forestry activities that promote forest health and resilience and increase carbon sequestration.
The sustainable forestry initiative awards 5 new forest-focused community grants
SFI announced five new SFI Community Grants today to support projects that make a meaningful impact in communities across the U.S. and Canada.
SFI named 2022 wood innovations grant recipient
SFI was recently named as a recipient of a $249,108 Wood Innovations Grant from the USDA Forest Service.
Paul Trianosky receives the dr. Sharon Haines memorial award for innovation and leadership in sustainability
SFI announced the Dr. Sharon Haines Memorial Award for Innovation and Leadership in Sustainability at the 2022 SFI/PLT Annual Conference on June 15, 2022.
Quebec SFI implementation committee wins award for training videos that advance sustainable forestry
SFI announced the winner of the 2022 SIC Achievement Award at the 2022 SFI/Project Learning Tree (PLT) Annual Conference today.
Weyerhaeuser, NFWF, and partners receive SFI leadership in conservation award for spearheading bird conservation in the central Appalachians
The SFI announced the winners of this year’s SFI Leadership in Conservation Award at the 2022 SFI/PT Annual Conference today.
Louisiana-Pacific Wins SFI President’s Award for Its Commitment to Forest-Focused Collaborations
The SFI announced today that LP Building Solutions (LP) is the recipient of the SFI President’s Award for 2022. The award is given annually to an organization or individual that leads the forest community on important issues related to sustainability, education, and collaboration.
SFI’s New Publication Marks a Decade of Conservation Impact Success
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) is pleased to announce its new publication: SFI’s Conservation Impact: A Decade of Success.
MEDIA ALERT: 2022 SFI/PLT Annual Conference Bringing Forest Sector Thought Leaders and Educators Together: Collaborating for Communities and Forests
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and Project Learning Tree (PLT) are hosting a joint annual conference from June 14-16, in Madison, Wisconsin.
PEFC endorses Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Chain of Custody Standard
The SFI announced today that its 2022 Chain of Custody Standard has met the rigorous third-party assessment of the PEFC.
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Welcomes Society of American Foresters CEO to its Board of Directors
SFI is pleased to announce that Terry Baker, CEO of the Society of American Foresters, has been unanimously elected by SFI’s Board of Directors to serve a three-year term as a member of the SFI Board’s Environmental chamber.
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) advances sustainability through forest-focused collaborations. We are an independent, nonprofit organization that leverages four interconnected pillars of work: standards, conservation, community, and education. SFI works with the forest sector, conservation groups, academics, researchers, brand owners, resource professionals, landowners, educators, local communities, Indigenous Peoples, and governments. Collaborating with our network, we leverage SFI-certified forests and products as powerful tools to help solve sustainability challenges such as climate action, conservation of biodiversity, education of future generations, and sustainable economic development.
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