sfi Sustainable Forestry Initiative

Find Qualified loggers

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


    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
How many species of wildlife live in Michigan?

The answer depends upon a lot of things, such as what you consider as wildlife and how you define "live". However, there are about 575 species of vertebrates that have been recorded in Michigan (many are migrants). Nobody knows how many species of animals there are if you count all the other forms of wildlife.