The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) is a program committed to promoting sustainable forest management in North America and responsible procurement of forest products globally. It was launched in 1994 and has grown to become the largest single forest certification standard in the world.
The SFI program responds to local needs and issues through SFI Implementation Committees (SICs) spread across North America. This unique grassroots network involves private landowners, independent loggers, forestry professionals, local government agencies, forestry associations, academics, scientists and conservationists. The Pennsylvania SFI Implementation Committee was established in 1995 and extends the SFI program's reach by working to foster an appreciation of conservation and forest management throughout the forest community in Pennsylvania.