|Central Canada SFI Implementation
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.
The Central Canada SFI Implementation Committee (CCSIC)
promotes and fosters understanding of the Sustainable Forestry
Initaitive 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 componenets
of the SFI Program and to provide links to additional sources of
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 conservaiton of soil, air and water quality, biological diversity,
wildlife and aquatic habitat, recreation, and aesthetics.
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 th
SFI 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"