Oregon State Implementation Committee

SFI Governance

GovernanceSFI Inc. is an independent, registered charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. It promotes sustainable forest management across North America and responsible fiber procurement globally.

SFI Inc.'s 18-member multi-stakeholder Board of Directors comprises three chambers, representing environmental, economic and social interests equally, so it can meet the many needs of forests and communities. Board members include representatives of environmental, conservation, professional and academic groups, independent professional loggers, family forest owners, public officials, labor and the forest products industry. This diversity reflects the variety of interests in the forestry community.

SFI Inc. has always valued the key role of public officials in forest management in North America, and has government representation in its Board's social chamber.

The SFI Board updates the SFI Standard every five years following a public review process, and based on recommendations from volunteer, multi-stakeholder committees. The SFI Board is the only body that can modify the standard.

The SFI Program in Oregon is run by a State Implementation Committee (SIC).  The Oregon SIC works at the local level to promote the SFI Standard as a means to broaden the practice of sustainable forestry and ensure on-the-ground progress. These resource professionals volunteer a significant amount of time to assure that national SFI program objectives are consistently implemented and adapted to region-specific needs.

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