SFI Vermont continues to promote the principle of sustainability as our private forest landowners manage for the future. The use of a third-party certification program develops confidence in buyers and consumers of forest products that these forestlands are well managed today and will be here for generations to come. SFI® is an independent, non-profit organization […]
Tuesday, October 10th, 2017. How do we best sustain Vermont’s working forests, and the people who work them? How does private forest ownership, and private certification, quite often promote better stewardship, as well as better productivity, than government forest ownership? Ed Larson and Bruce Shields take a closer look.
AIV Forest Policy Task Force / Vermont SFI Summer Meeting July 19, 2017 Capitol Plaza Hotel and Conference Center Montpelier, Vermont About 50 people from four different Northeastern states involved in the forest products industry attended the summer meeting of the SFI-AIV Forest Policy Task Force. Several topics were on the agenda and a […]
Wednesday, May 24th, 2017. What is the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, and how does help keep our working forests working, while conserving the environment, and sustaining our communities. Ed Larson, Bruce Shields, and Bill explain.
March 17, 2017, St Patrick’s Day was also the annual SFI®AIV Legislative Breakfast in the Vermont Statehouse Cafeteria. Just over 25 members of the forest products industry arrived to meet and greet Legislators and share their thoughts and concerns about what is going on in Vermont’s working forest and the industry. Close to a hundred […]
Tuesday, May 31st, 2016. What is the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), and how does it improve awareness and understanding of the important role that working forests, and the people who work them, play in sustaining our economy, environment, and culture. Kathy Abusow, National President of SFI, and Bill Sayre, explain. Later, Bruce Shields and Bill […]
Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014: Patrick Berry, Vermont Commissioner of Fish and Wildlife, discusses the major challenges and opportunities affecting wildlife and fish populations in Vermont, and also how forestry and farming can, and usually does, improve habitat for wildlife.