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SFI – The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Program

SFI is forestry’s commitment that future generations will have the same abundant and healthy forests that we now enjoy. It is a system of principles, guidelines, and performance measures that integrate the perpetual growing and harvesting of trees with the protection of wildlife, plants, soil, and water. Using sustainable forestry practices also includes recognizing lands that have special ecological, geographic, or historic value and pledging that these places will be managed to protect their unique qualities for the benefit of all citizens.

SFI Program participants in our state are instituting sustainable forestry practices in every aspect of their business, from promptly reforesting lands to promoting the biodiversity of plant and wildlife species and enhancing water quality. These companies understand that to be truly successful in conserving our natural resources for future generations, the forest industry must demonstrate progress each and every year.

SFI, Inc. is an independent, nonprofit organization solely responsible for maintaining, overseeing and improving the internationally recognized Sustainable Forestry Initiative Program. Please visit for more information on the program and standards and view annual progress reports.

Best Management Practices

Inconsistent Practices Policy

A Landowner's Guide to Forestry

Forests with Exceptional Conservation Value

The South Carolina SFI Implementation Committee (SC SIC) takes action to:

For SFI questions or to report forestry practices which may be inconsistent with the principles of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Program, contact Guy Sabin at 803-798-4170 or

The Forestry Association of South Carolina
4901 Broad River Road   |   Columbia, SC 29212
803.798.4170   |

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