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A Look at the Bigger Picture

By Kathy, May 18, 2011

Every year when we release our Progress Report, I am amazed at how much the SFI program and its many partners have achieved. Here are just a few of the highlights from this year’s report: 5,584 resource and logging professionals trained in 2010; $81.4 million invested by program participants in forest research activities in 2010;…

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Clemson University Engages the Public and Students in Improved Wildlife Habitat Activities

By admin, December 2, 2010

Allison Welde is SFI Director, Conservation Partnerships and Communications, and identifies areas of potential collaboration with conservation groups and other SFI stakeholders. The Wildlife Habitat Improvement  Practices program at Clemson University, is one of nine projects awarded funding earlier this year as part of SFI’s Conservation and Community Grant Program.  The goal of the Clemson…

“Power of Partnerships” On Display

By Kathy, September 15, 2010

It’s fitting that the themes for our 15th Annual Conference, is Power of Partnerships.  The world of responsible forestry and certification is so immense there is not a lot one organization can do on its own. The conference is set to explore the many ways collaboration leads to improved forest management, education & outreach efforts…

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SFI and The Ruffed Grouse Society Team Up on Wildlife Management

By admin, September 9, 2010

Allison Welde is SFI Director, Conservation Partnerships and Communications, and identifies areas of potential collaboration with conservation groups and other SFI stakeholders. The Ruffed Grouse Society (RGS) recently finished the second of six workshops, thanks to a grant from SFI’s Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program. Over the next three years, RGS plans to hold…

New York Times on Forests and the Planet

By Kathy, June 8, 2009

The climate change bill pending in the U.S. Congress should include provisions that prevent the “destructive dynamic” of deforestation.  So says the New York Times in a recent editorial.  The editorial included some mind-boggling stats to support its case:   “Deforestation accounts for one-fifth of the world’s greenhouse gases — about the same as China’s emissions,…