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White House Workshop Promotes Building with Wood

By Nadine Block, March 19, 2014

I had the great pleasure to participate in an exciting workshop yesterday hosted by the White House Rural Council and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The event touted the positive environmental and climate benefits of building with wood and also announced the launch of some great new initiatives from USDA. Participants at the workshop…

Kordyban Lodge, Prince George, British Columbia.

First SFI Award for North American Wood Design

By Kathy, March 7, 2014

I’m so very proud to be recognizing the use of wood certified to the SFI Standard in the beautiful construction of an extremely worthy project: the Canadian Cancer Society’s Kordyban Lodge Cancer Care Facility designed by NSDA Architects. “It’s an honour to receive this inaugural award and be recognized by both SFI and the Wood…


Frigid in the Forests

By Monika, January 31, 2014

It’s been an icy-cold week for most of North America, with many experiencing snowy scenes like this one. Joe Schwantes from Wisconsin shared this photo of his local forest last year. We’d love to see the winter wonderland in your backyard! Send a photo of your snowy forest (high-res please) to us at We could…


SFI Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program seeks Proposals

By Paul Trianosky, January 23, 2014

At SFI, we understand that responsible forestry happens on the ground and in the community.  There are hundreds of communities across the U.S. and Canada that rely on healthy working forests – for clean water, jobs, forest products, ecosystem services, and to preserve their quality of life – and there are many organizations working on…



By Andrew DeVries, January 17, 2014

Did you know, that under certain conditions, wolves can hear as far as six miles (9.6 km) away in the forest and ten miles (16 km) on the open tundra? They spend about 35% of their time traveling and often travel 20 – 30 miles (32 – 48 km) per day, but may cover over 100…