The Washington Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Implementation Committee (WASIC) works with landowners, logging professionals, industry leaders, and the public to support programs that improve the practice of sustainable forestry on all lands.
This website is designed to provide information on WASIC-sponsored activities and programs. We hope you find this site useful and educational. Please let us know if you have any comments or suggestions.
Best Management Practices
SFI® promotes Washington Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Forestry that protect water quality working with the Washington Department of Natural Resources and other state agencies.
SFI helps fund the Washington Contract Loggers Association (WCLA), an educational program that trains logging professionals. SFI also participates in training WLCA members on the importance of sustainable forestry and the SFI standard. View list of Master Timber Harvesters here.
SFI works with the Washington Department of Natural Resources and the Washington Forest Protection Association to highlight critical wildlife habitat needs and issues in the state. In fact, the Washington SIC has developed factsheets to help private landowners protect sensitive species while managing their forests.
SFI acknowledges the importance of family forest owners and provides many Washington landowners with information about sustainable forestry and the resources available to help them manage their forests sustainably. The SIC donates money to support the Washington Farm Forestry Association, the Family Forest Foundation, the Washington Tree Farm Program and participates in the Family Forest Field Day activities hosted by WSU Extension.
SFI provides support for environmental educational efforts in Washington, when it furthers the goals of the program. Since 2009, the Washington SIC has helped sponsor the winners of the state FFA forestry contest so these deserving high school students can attend the national FFA forestry contest.
WASIC sponsors incoming college freshmen and continuing students in forestry and natural resource management related degree programs. See the Scholarships page for more information.
WASIC leadership rotates between member companies each February. See the Organizational Document for additional information on leadership position descriptions and rotation schedule.
Chair: Jake Hambidge, Canyon Lumber. Email: Chair@wasfi.org
Vice Chair: Carter Manning, Sierra Pacific. Email: ViceChair@wasfi.org
Secretary: Nicole Jacobsen, WADNR. Email: Admin@wasfi.org