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Sustainable Forestry Initiative – a trusted partner for nature conservation in Canada

By Guest Blogger, June 4, 2015

Guest blog by: Eleanor Fast, Executive Director, Nature Canada When I began work at Nature Canada six months ago I asked my team for a list of key partners who I should introduce myself to. Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) was in the list of most trusted partners, and when I met with the SFI team…

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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…