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Forest Are the Solution: A Vision of the Future at Earth Day Texas

By Rocco Saracina, April 30, 2015

Fear and uncertainty surrounds much of how we think about our planet. It seems that every week there is new information focused on imminent extinctions, critical resource depletion, or insurmountable ecological degradation. We fear that humanity is too late, that we have done too little, and we’re uncertain that our environment will continue to serve…

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A Legacy Worth Reflecting On: Heirs Property Preservation for African Americans in the U.S. South

By Rocco Saracina, April 14, 2015

SFI is known for constantly striving to improve sustainable forest management, elevate conservation, strengthen communities, and ultimately leave behind a legacy of vibrant future forests. Less well known are SFI’s efforts to promote another type of legacy — heir’s property preservation among African American forest landowners. Research shows that loss of land and declining asset…

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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…