|Central Canada SFI
|About the Sustainable Forestry
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 responsibility.
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.
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,
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 the standard.
To learn more about the SFI program, please
visit SFI's website. To stay informed you can also
view the SFI blog "Good for Forests" or the SFI monthly
newsletter "SFI in Brief"