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The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®)  program is a comprehensive system of principles, objectives and performance measures developed by professional foresters, conservationists and scientists that combines the perpetual growing and harvesting of trees with the long-term protection of wildlife, plants, soil and water quality. There are currently over 150 million acres of forestland in North America enrolled in the SFI® program, making it among the world's largest sustainable forestry programs.

The mission of the Washington State SFI Implementation Committee (SIC) is to promote and foster an understanding of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and to promote sustainable forestry practices on all forestlands in the state.

The current core priorities for the SIC are to:

  • Establish criteria and identify delivery mechanisms for contractor (e.g. logger) and forester training (See: Contractor Training Recommendations);
  • Establish protocols for addressing inconsistent practices (See: Inconsistent Practices Process);
  • Focus landowner outreach efforts on education and technical assistance;
  • Focus public outreach efforts on increasing SFI program recognition and support among local opinion leaders and forestry professionals;
  • Protect the integrity of the SFI program;
  • Support the efforts of state and federal agencies to report harvest and regeneration statistics.

This website is designed to provide information on Washington SIC-sponsored activities and programs. We hope you will find this site useful and educational. Please let us know if you have any comments or suggestions.