sfi Sustainable Forestry Initiative

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***UPDATE*** SFI classes on the following dates have been cancelled: All classes in March were cancelled. We did have success in doing the 3/4 of the 3-31 and 4-1-2020 core training through teleconferencing using Zoom.  We will schedule the field tour when we are able and that will likely be in May at the earliest. Face to Face April 2020 MI SFI training classes have now been been cancelled due to the corona virus and the MI state guidance. We continue to work on online training options with MSU forestry department and MI DNR - details forthcoming. Contact me with any comments or questions. 906-250-5027


The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) 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:

  • Train thousands of loggers and foresters
  • Provide forestry information and support to family forest owners
  • Apply SFI principles on more than five million of acres of SFI Program Participant lands in Michigan
  • Use responsible wood procurement practices that
    conform to the SFI standard
  • Provide assurance to customers and consumers that
    the forest and paper products they purchase, are from
    sustainably managed forests.
Logger + Trainee Database

The SFI 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.

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Facts About Forestry
How much wood does it take to build a house?

Obviously, the answer depends on the house. However, a 2,000 square foot house will use about 13,000 board feet of framing lumber and about 6200 square feet of sheathing (usually oriented strand board - OSB).