sfi Sustainable Forestry Initiative

Find Qualified loggers

***UPDATE*** All SFI classes through May 15 have been cancelled. We hosted 3 out of 4 of the 3-31/4-1-2020 and the 4/29/4-30-2020 CORE Training segments online using Zoom teleconferencing.  We will schedule the field tours (the final segment) when we are able - it will likely be in June at the earliest.  

*JUST CREATED* - Online SFI Continuing Education courses through MSU!

Follow the links below

Instructions: https://www.canr.msu.edu/fbic/uploads/SFI%20Online%20Logger%20Training%20Refresher.pdf
Use this link with your smartphone: https://www.canr.msu.edu/fbic/logger-training

Video Tutorial - How to create an account: https://vimeo.com/298464591
Video Tutorial - How to navigate the course: https://vimeo.com/410861485

Contact me with any comments or questions. - Scott Robbins  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.

Find Qualified Loggers
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.