|Central Canada SFI Implementation
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.
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 information.
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"