The benefits of the SFI program are demonstrated every day in Michigan as SFI program participants foster responsible, sustainable forestry practices among all landowners and among companies that manufacture paper and wood products.

But, all Michigan residents benefit, too.

Sustainably managed, healthy forests:

  • Provide economic, environmental and social benefits indispensable to the quality of life in Michigan;
  • Ensure the health and viability of Michigan’s $12 billion forest products industry;
  • Provide many environmental benefits, from air and water quality to wildlife habitat and green space;
  • Provide jobs for thousands of people and a tax base that supports Michigan communities; and
  • Give us other benefits, including essential building and paper products, and all types of recreational opportunities.

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).