sfi Sustainable Forestry Initiative

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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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Date Time Location City Class Registration
9/26/2023 8am  - 5pm Tigertown Log Yard Iron River, MI Hardwood Log scaling and Grading https://shorturl.at/jmCQV
10/4/2023 8am - 5pm Wakefield VFW Wakefield, MI Core https://events.anr.msu.edu/sfi_core_oct_4/
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/

    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 long do trees live?

Most trees don't survive their first year. However, trees can live as long as 4,000 years, but this is very rare. In Michigan, tree species longevity ranges from about 80 years to about 1,200 years (potentially). Northern white cedar is the longest living tree species in Michigan.