Pennsylvania SFI® Implementation Committee
Inconsistent Practices Reporting Program
What can I do if I witness forest practices that do not appear to be consistent with SFI Guidelines?
The Pennsylvania SFI Implementation Committee (SIC) responds to allegations of practices that appear inconsistent with the SFI Standard principles and objectives. The Inconsistent Practices Program is a resource open to anyone and provides a venue for reporting and addressing these concerns. The program was established to foster a dialogue with the public on forest management and to facilitate the use of good forestry practices. All reports are handled by the Pennsylvania SIC.
Inconsistent practices either cause or have the potential to cause problems associated with a timber harvest. Likely issues are soil erosion, stream sedimentation, failed regeneration, and/or poor residual stand conditions. Anonymous reports will not be accepted.
The PA SIC is not an enforcement agency nor do we have the authority to mediate a complaint. The focus of this program is to address concerns so that responsible forestry can continue.