Good for you. Good for our forests.®
To be certified as a Qualified Logger, the Core Training courses (16 hours) must be taken first.
In-person SFE courses led by MI SFI staff
- - Register for a course
- 2023 Training list coming soon
Online SFE courses offered through Michigan State University Extension
Follow the links below:
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.
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.