Beginners Guide to Third-Party Forest Certification: SFI

Lead Author: Kathryn Fernholz

Publish date: 10.20.2004


Shining a Light on the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)


There are several prominent forest certification systems in North America. One of these systems, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) is the focus of this article. For land managers and others considering forest certification, this report aims to introduce readers to the standards, governance structure and other basic elements of the SFI system.


An updated report on the SFI program was released in 2007. To view the updated report, click here.