The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) program has been working to make a positive difference in Michigan’s vast forests since 1995. The SFI program in Michigan works to support responsible forest practices, wood procurement and harvesting throughout Michigan. Collectively, SFI Inc. and SFI Program Participants:

  • Helped train thousands of loggers and foresters
  • Provided forestry information and support to family forest owners
  • Applied SFI principles on millions of acres of SFI Program Participant lands in Michigan
  • Used responsible wood procurement practices that
    conform to the SFI standard
  • Provided assurance to customers and consumers that
    the forest and paper products they purchase, are from
    sustainably managed forests.

Logger + Trainee Database

The SFE training program was developed to satisfy the wood-procurement and harvesting requirements of the many SFI-certified wood purchasing companies in Michigan. SFE training consists of core and continuing education (CE) training. This database can be checked by foresters who work for SFI-certified companies.

Facts About Forestry

Is Michigan running out of trees or forest?

No. Forest area is increasing slightly and forest volume is growing substantially. Michigan has some of the least harvested forests in the United States; however, there may be some areas within the state that are experiencing forest loss. This is typically caused by urban expansion and the construction of second homes, resorts, golf courses, etc.