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

How much wood does it take to build a house?

Obviously, the answer depends on the house. However, a 2000 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).