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Sustainable Forestry Initiative: Toward a Higher Standard

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Abstract:

The AF&PA Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) has been substantially improved in 1999. The program has been reformatted as a formal standard, and now offers a licensing program for nonmembers and a voluntary verification process through which AF&PA members and SFI licensees can be third-party verified to the standard. The ISO Technical Report on Forestry (ISO/TR 14061) outlines how foresters can incorporate performance-based standards, such as the SFI, into their ISO 14001 environmental management system policy, objectives, and targets.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Director of Sustainable Forestry and Forest Policy, American Forest & Paper Association, 1111 19th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036

Publication date: November 1, 1999

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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