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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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
Is Michigan running out of trees or forest?
No. Forest area is increasing slightly and forest volume is growing substantially. Michigan has some of the least harvested forests in the United States; however, there may be some areas within the state that are experiencing forest loss. This is typically caused by urban expansion and the construction of second homes, resorts, golf courses, etc.