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Minnesota SFI State Implementation Committee

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 Minnesota SFI Implementation Committee (MN 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 MN SIC are: 

  • Establish criteria for forest industry professionals to be deemed SFI trained.

  • Establish and maintain protocols for addressing inconsistent practices.

  • Focus landowner outreach efforts on educational and technical assistance.

  • Focus public outreach efforts on increasing SFI program recognition and support with the public, local opinion leaders and forestry professionals.

  • Promote forestry research, science, and technology.

  • Document progress through an annual report to SFI.

  • Protect the integrity of the SFI program.


This website is designed to provide information on Minnesota 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. 

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