Good for you. Good for our forests.®
To be certified as a Qualified Logger, the Core Training courses (8 hours) must be taken first.
In-person SFE courses led by MI SFI / MSU/ DNR staff
- 2023 In-Person Training Schedule
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Please Note - You Must Register Online to Have the Course Count. Walk in Registration is Not Allowed
|5/23/2023||8am - 12pm||Timber products E11256 M-28 East||Munising, MI||Veneer log harvesting and selection training||https://events.anr.msu.edu/TPIVeneer/|
|5/31/2023||8am - 5pm||Baraga Lakeside inn 900 US HWY 41 South||Baraga, MI||Core||https://events.anr.msu.edu/SFICoreMay2/|
|6/8/2023||8am - 5pm||MSU County Extension Office 14126 Cr 428,||Newberry, MI||Core||https://events.anr.msu.edu/sficorejune8/|
|6/8/2023||8am - 5pm||Kirtland Community College AJD Forest Products||Grayling, MI||Hardwood Log scaling and Grading||Hardwood Log Grading & Scaling Course|
|6/9/2023||8am - 5pm||MSU County Extension office 800 Livingston BLVD, Suite 4a||Gaylord, MI||Core||https://events.anr.msu.edu/SFIcorejune9/|
|6/13/2023||8am - 12pm||Lutke Rental Hall 9290 E 14 1/4 Rd,||Manton, MI||Log Truck Safety||https://events.anr.msu.edu/MATJune113/|
|8/16/2023||8am - 12pm||Running Gears Inc. 2500 Major Mountain Rd.||Harrison,MI||Log Truck Safety||https://events.anr.msu.edu/MATAugust16/|
|8/23/2023||8am - 12pm||Roger Bazuin & Sons, Inc. 240 Cherry Drive,||McBane, MI||Log Truck Safety||https://events.anr.msu.edu/MATAugust23/|
|9/26/2023||8am - 5pm||Central/west UP TBD||TBD||Hardwood Log scaling and Grading||https://shorturl.at/jmCQV|
|10/5/2023||8am - 5pm||MSU Forestry Innovation Center 6005 J Rd||Escanaba, mi||Core||https://events.anr.msu.edu/sficoroct/|
|12/7/2023||9am-1pm||4111 W. Four Mile Rd.||Grayling, mi||Weyerhaeuser||https://events.anr.msu.edu/weyerdec7/|
Online SFE courses offered through Michigan State University Extension
Follow the links below:
- Course Registration Instructions
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
How much economic activity do forest products produce?
Each year, the Michigan forest products industry harvests avout 12 million tons of wood. Each ton of wood generates about $100 worth of economic activity. That's a grand total of $1.2 billion worth of economic activity!