|Central Canada SFI
|About the Sustainable Forestry
SFI Program is a comprehensive system of principles,
objectives and performance measures developed by foresters,
conservationists and scientists that when put into practice,
ensures forests are being managed in a sustainable manner.
The standard is based on a set of core principles that address
economic, environmental, cultural and legal factors, as well
as a commitment to continual improvement.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED),
the most widely used green building rating system in the world,
recognizes wood and paper made from SFI managed forests as an integral
approach to environmental responsibility.
The Central Canada SFI Implementation
Committee (CCSIC) promotes and
fosters understanding of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative
and encourages the implementation of sustainable forestry
practices to wood suppliers, landowners and the public.
The purpose of this website is to provide
an overview of the key components of the SFI Program
and to provide links to additional sources of information.
Forestry is based on the concept of meeting the needs
of the present without compromising the anticipated needs
of future generations. This is accomplished by
practicing a land stewardship ethic that integrates the reforestation,
managing, growing, nurturing and harvesting of trees
for useful products with the conservation of soil, air and water
quality, biological diversity, wildlife and aquatic habitat,
recreation, and aesthetics.
The SFI program is a comprehensive system
of principles, objectives and performance measures
developed by foresters, conservationists and scientists
that, when put into practice, ensures forests
are being managed in a sustainable manner.
SFI's profile in Canada continues to
grow as Forest Management practices evolve and improve.
A number of companies have adopted SFI the program
in Ontario and Manitoba, and have either certified or are
in the process of certifying to the standard.
To learn more about the SFI program,
please visit SFI's website. To
stay informed you can also view the SFI blog "Good for Forests"
or the SFI monthly newsletter "SFI in Brief"