The North Carolina Sustainable Forestry Initiative State Implementation Committee (NC SFI-SIC) is committed to promoting the sustainable management of forests in North Carolina. The NC SFI-SIC supports programs and initiatives that help forward sound forestry practices within the forest products industry and other forestry related entities.
The goals and background information on the SFI program can be found at www.sfiprogram.org.
Companies on the committee run the full range of the forest products industry including biomass, corporate timber management entities (TIMO’s), paper companies, sawmills, paper companies and pallet manufacturers. The committee also receives important input from various state agencies including the North Carolina Forest Service, conservation groups, industry advocates and university representatives. Click here for committee members.
The NC SFI SIC is a self-funded committee. Funds are provided by forestry firms participating in the NC SFI SIC program which either own timberlands, and/or acquire all, or a portion, of their wood needs from public and private forests in North Carolina for their manufacturing facilities. Each year, the NC SFI SIC establishes a dues structure based on a formula in order to raise the funds to be awarded as grants and for operating expenses. Firms that own forests pay a set fee per acre. For manufacturing firms, these dues are calculated by multiplying the amount of wood used from North Carolina in the preceding calendar year times a monetary factor.
NC SFI SIC Goal: To ensure that forests in North Carolina are managed wisely and that these forests will be able to supply the recreational, environmental and commercial needs of future generations.
The current chair of the NC SFI SIC is Glenn Sheehan, who is with Greenwood Resource Inc. He can be reached at email@example.com