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Have You Seen the Gorilla?

By Guest Blogger, March 5, 2015

By Guest Blogger Daniel Scognamillo Ph.D., Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation in the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture at Stephen F. Austin State University. Have you seen that video where a group of students participating in an experiment on selective attention pass a ball to each other? At the beginning of the video…

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Forest Certification and Traditional Practices Working Hand-in-Hand

By Guest Blogger, November 19, 2014

By Guest Blogger: David Walkem Chief of the Cooks Ferry Indian Band, Merritt, British Columbia, President of Stuwix Resources Joint Venture, and an SFI board member At Stuwix Resources Joint Venture, we work hard to incorporate First Nations values into finding sustainable ways to use our renewable forest resources. That’s why it’s so gratifying that…

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Minnesota SIC Logger of the Year Harvests the 2014 Capitol Christmas Tree

By Guest Blogger, November 3, 2014

By Guest Blogger: David Chura Executive Director, Minnesota Logger Education Program On a crisp day in late October, the Minnesota SFI Implementation Committee (SIC) Logger of the Year – Jim Scheff – fired up his Husqvarna chainsaw and prepared to fell a towering 88 foot tall white spruce, soon to become this year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas…