The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) program is an independent, non-profit, charitable organization with a science-based, internationally recognized forest management standard developed specifically for North America. The SFI program is based on the premise that responsible environmental behavior and sound business decisions can coexist to the benefit of communities, customers and the environment, today and for future generations.The SFI program responds to local needs and issues across North America through its network of State Implementation Committees. In New Hampshire, this committee is made up of forest-product companies, landowners, logging contractors, university representatives, conservation organizations and forestry associations
The SFI 2010-2014 Standard promotes sustainable forest management, with measures to protect water quality, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, species at risk, and Forests with Exceptional Conservation Value. More than 2,500 individuals and organizations are meeting the tough SFI requirements and/or working with the program to strengthen forest practices and fiber sourcing. They include forest products companies, industrial and family forest owners, conservation groups, universities, public agencies, manufacturers, retailers, printers, resource professionals and many others who share a passion for responsible forest management.