What Can I Do if I Witness Logging Practices that Do Not Appear to be Consistent With SFI Guidelines?
You can call the SFI "Inconsistent Practices Hotline" at 1-800-474-1718, or email email@example.com, to report logging practices that are "inconsistent" with the guidelines of the SFI program. When you call, you will be asked for some basic
informtion about the logging that is taking place. The SFI program will
determine if the logging is being conducted by an SFI-trained logger,
and if so, the complaint will be investigated by one of our district
representatives until some resoultion is reached.
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,