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 srobbins@michiganforest.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, etc.