Tree Frog Forestry News

Michigan’s timber industry adopts new operational standards

March 20, 2015
Category: Forestry
Region: US East, United States

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) first developed Standards and Rules for the management and harvesting of timberlands in 1995. Michigan’s forest products industry voluntarily adopted these standards as operational guidelines for how timberlands should be managed and harvested across the state. To meet the needs of shifting public expectations, changing environmental factors and changes in scientific research these SFI standards are reviewed, modified and updated on a five-year cycle. Following extensive public review, they published and introduced newly-enhanced Standards and Rules in January 2015.