SFI Community Grants Strengthen Connections Between Forests and Communities to Advance Local Sustainability Solutions

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) announced 10 SFI Community Grants today featuring collaboration between 40 partner organizations. This commitment to local communities helps SFI achieve its mission of advancing sustainability through forest-focused collaborations that:

provide educators with tools to showcase green career pathways with students
incorporate Indigenous knowledge into forest management planning and education curriculum
build youth engagement in outdoor education and conservation projects
create better building solutions using sustainably sourced mass timber
provide tools to family landowners about bird conservation
showcase research on new and safer logging techniques
“These projects focus on strengthening communities where SFI‑certified organizations operate. SFI is proud to have such a committed and engaged network in communities across Canada and the U.S.,” said Kathy Abusow, President and CEO of SFI. “We believe that collaboration is the key to success in building sustainable communities, and we are excited to see a strong integration of these projects with our SFI Implementation Committees and community partners.”

Creating Boreal Forest Field Experiences for Rural and Indigenous Youth — Lesser Slave Lake Forest Education Society—delivering high-quality, hands-on forestry education field experiences to over 2,000 students, parents and teachers in Northern Alberta.(SFI-certified partners: West Fraser, Vanderwell Contractors (1971) Ltd., and Tolko Industries)

Growing Forest Education in Québec by Building a Forest Ambassador Network — Table Forêt Laurentides—promoting awareness of the forest sector, forest products, sustainable forest management, and green jobs. (Québec SFI Implementation Committee and SFI-certified partners: Kenauk Canada ULC, Resolute Forest Products, and Louisiana Pacific)
more details at: https://www.sfiprogram.org/sfi-community-grants-strengthen-connections-between-forests-and-communities-to-advance-local-sustainability-solutions/

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