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To be certified as a Qualified Logger, the Core Training courses (8 hours) must be Completed.

In-person SFE courses led by MI SFI / MSU/ DNR staff
Mandatory National Review Classes in 2024. You must take Michgan's SFI class to stay in the new database. If you do not attend a Michigan class you will no longer be in the Michigan SFI Database starting January 2025!  (for those who completed core in 2023 the 4 hr CE classes are listed below the National review dates and more will be added as they become available)

If Registering with your cell phone - Do not use Safari as your browser - There are issues with a blank screen after you submit. Please Note - You Must Register Online to Have the Course Count. Walk in Registration is Not Allowed

Please Note:  

You Must Register Online to Have the Course Count. Walk in Registration is Not Allowed. You will not get credit even if you sit there for 8 hours!

Date

County

Location

Registration Link


6/5/2024

Marquette

MSU Extension Office

https://events.anr.msu.edu/natreviewjune5/

6/6/2024

Full Full

registration limit reached

6/7/2024

Escanaba

FIC

https://events.anr.msu.edu/natreviewjune7/

10/8/2024

Iron Mountain

Bay College

https://events.anr.msu.edu/natreviewoct8/

10/9/2024

Baraga

Lakeside Motor Inn

https://events.anr.msu.edu/natreviewoct9/

11/6/2024

Iron River

Library

https://events.anr.msu.edu/natreviewnov6/

11/7/2024

Escanaba

FIC

https://events.anr.msu.edu/natreviewnov7/

12/12/2024

Manton

Lutke Rental Hall

https://events.anr.msu.edu/natreviewdec12/

12/13/2024

Gaylord

MSU Extension Office

https://events.anr.msu.edu/natreviewdec13/


    The D2L online training platform was phased out on January 1st 2024.  New online trainings will be available in the later half of 2024. 

    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 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!