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the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Standard
The SFI Program
is a comprehensive system of principles, objectives and performance
measures developed by foresters, conservationists and scientists
that when put into practice, ensures forests are being managed
in a sustainable manner. The standard is based on a set of
core principles that address economic, environmental, cultural and
legal factors, as well as a commitment to continual improvement.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED),
the most widely used green building rating system in the world, recognizes
wood and paper made from SFI managed forests as an integral approach to environmental
The Central Canada SFI Implementation Committee
(CCSIC) promotes and fosters understanding
of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and encourages the implementation
of sustainable forestry practices to wood suppliers, landowners
and the public.
The purpose of this website is to provide an overview of
the key components of the SFI Program and to provide links to
additional sources of information.
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Our SIC Chair, Jennifer (EACOM Timber Corporation), and Committee Member,
Mark (Nipissing Forest Resource Management Inc.), representing CCSIC at
the Forests Ontario Conference on February 9, 2018 in Alliston,
Sustainable Forestry is based on the
concept of meeting the needs of the present without compromising
the anticipated needs of future generations. This is accomplished
by practicing a land stewardship ethic that integrates the reforestation,
managing, growing, nurturing and harvesting of trees for
useful products with the conservation of soil, air and water quality,
biological diversity, wildlife and aquatic habitat, recreation,
The SFI program is a comprehensive system of principles,
objectives and performance measures developed by foresters,
conservationists and scientists that, when put into practice,
ensures forests are being managed in a sustainable manner.
SFI's profile in Canada continues to grow as Forest Management
practices evolve and improve. A number of companies
have adopted SFI the program in Ontario and Manitoba, and
have either certified or are in the process of certifying to
To learn more about the SFI program, please visit
To stay informed you can also view the SFI blog "Good for Forests"
or the SFI monthly newsletter "SFI in Brief"