The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® program is a voluntary, industry-driven effort developed to ensure that future generations will have the same abundant, healthy, and productive resources we enjoy today. Created in 1995 by the American Forest and Paper Association (the national trade organization representing the United States forest products industry), SFI is a program of comprehensive forestry and conservation practices.
Through the PA SFI program, landowners receive the information they need to enhance their ability to make good forest management decisions. Loggers learn safer, more productive skills and proper environmental practices. The forest industry as a whole becomes better understood by the public and enjoys continued accessibility to the timber resource -- and everyone benefits from the sustainability of healthy forests and the wealth of life enriching products derived from them.