sfi Sustainable Forestry Initiative

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View the 2021 SFE Course Schedule

 - Register for a course led by MI SFI

 - Register for a course led by MAT (6/16, 6/17)


Online SFE courses offered through Michigan State University Extension

Follow the links below:
Course Registration Instructions

PDF Instructions

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Contact me with comments or questions. - Ray Gurley  989-798-3829



The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) has been working to make a positive difference in Michigan's 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 standards
  • 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 two components core training (CT) and continuing education training (CE). This database can be checked by foresters and procurement staff who work for SFI-certified companies.

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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.