Michigan’s forest products industry community is committed to leading the way on sustainable forestry through programs such as Sustainable Forestry Education (SFE) – Michigan SFI’s logger education program and Michigan’s Sustainable Forestry Initiative.

The SFE program enhances the ability of SFI-certified wood purchasing companies to demonstrate that they are complying with sustainable harvesting and land management practices, and all logging firms working for these certified companies must undergo SFE training. The SFE program is critically important to gaining public support for forest management and timber harvesting and enhancing the industry’s credibility.

For a list of MFPC-sponsored and other SFE training courses, as well as approved CE credit-bearing courses offered by outside agencies and organizations please view the 2017 SFI Training Schedule here. To register for an SFE course, please call the MFPC Office at 517-853-8880. 


View the 2016 Michigan SFI QLP Training Standard

The resources located below will give you a good idea of what type of information is covered during the classes. 


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).