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What can I do if I witness harvesting that does not appear to be consistent with SFI standards?

You can call the SFI "Inconsistent Practices Hotline" at 1-800-474-1718, or email rgurley@michiganforest.com, to report harvest practices that are inconsistent with SFI program standards.  When you call, you will be asked for some basic information about the harvest taking place.  SFI program staff will determine if the harvest is being conducted by an SFI-trained Qualified Logging Professional (QLP), and if so the complaint will be investigated by one of our district representatives until a resolution has been reached.

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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 wood does it take to build a house?

Obviously, the answer depends on the house. However, a 2,000 square foot house will use about 13,000 board feet of framing lumber and about 6200 square feet of sheathing (usually oriented strand board - OSB).