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Michigan SFI Program Highlights

  • Program participants manage over five million acres in Michigan, according to the SFI Forest Management Standards.  A large portion of Michigan mill fiber also comes from harvests conducted by SFI trained Qualified Logging Professionals (QLP) which are conducted according to the SFI Fiber Sourcing Standards.

  • The MI State Implementation Committee (SIC) includes representation from forest products industry, both industrial and non-industrial private landowners in Michigan, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, and academia.

  • Inconsistent Practices

  • A "inconsistent practices hotline" was initiated as part of the inconsistent practice reporting process. You may email the SFI "Inconsistent Practices Hotline" at to report practices appearing inconsistent with either the Forest Management or Fiber Sourcing Standards.

  • BMP Audits

  • In 2015 and 2016 various participants completed a comprehensive statewide BMP audit.  

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
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.