Sus­tain­able Forestry Teach­ers Experience

The NC SFI SIC sup­ports the Sus­tain­able Forestry Teach­ers Expe­ri­ence (SFTE) through direct finan­cial con­tri­bu­tions and in-kind support.

The Sus­tain­able Forestry Teach­ers Expe­ri­ence is a sum­mer pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment work­shop for North Car­oli­na edu­ca­tors that pro­vides oppor­tu­ni­ties to explore all aspects of sus­tain­able forestry in North Car­oli­na. Dur­ing this work­shop, edu­ca­tors tour North Car­oli­na forests and forestry facil­i­ties, learn about sus­tain­able forestry prac­tices in North Car­oli­na, and gain knowl­edge and resources to bring back to their classroom/​program.

What teach­ers have to say about SFTE

I knew next to noth­ing about how sus­tain­able forestry actu­al­ly works. I now have a bet­ter pic­ture of it and could explain it to oth­ers — includ­ing the ben­e­fits of it.” 

I now have a great appre­ci­a­tion and am more knowl­edge­able about the work that goes into for­est indus­tries and sus­tain­ing our forests.” 

Every pre­sen­ta­tion, vis­it, or activ­i­ty was engag­ing and informative.”

This was well orga­nized and it was appar­ent that time and mon­ey were spent to ensure a qual­i­ty experience.”

This has been the most enlight­en­ing and edu­ca­tion­al expe­ri­ence I’ve had as an edu­ca­tor. Every part was excel­lent. High­ly rec­om­mend it. Thank you!”

Goods from the Woods 

The NC SFI SIC pro­vides funds annu­al­ly to the For­est Edu­ca­tion and Con­ser­va­tion Foun­da­tion for cre­at­ing and dis­trib­ut­ing Goods from the Woods activ­i­ty kits. 

Through research and tech­nol­o­gy, we have learned to con­vert tree fibers and paper-pulp­ing residues into a wealth of prod­ucts. In fact, there are more than 5,000 wood and paper prod­ucts that we use and enjoy each day!

Unlike fos­sil fuels, met­al, and plas­tics, wood can be har­vest­ed, used, regrown, and har­vest­ed again and again in a nev­er-end­ing cycle. With prop­er for­est man­age­ment, we can enjoy thou­sands of prod­ucts and still have plen­ty of trees for wildlife habi­tat, clean air and water, recre­ation, and aes­thet­ic beau­ty today and in the future.

Our Goods from the Woods kits con­tain 14 prod­ucts derived from trees, a descrip­tion of the prod­uct, and the Project Learn­ing Tree Activ­i­ty We All Need Trees.

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What Does SFI Mean to Me?

“To me, Sustainable Forestry means trees today, trees tomorrow, trees forever.  The SFI standard provides us forest managers with a framework, guiding principles so that we can implement forest management policies and techniques to insure that mantra becomes a reality.”

Cierra Ward

District Manager for Resource Management Service, LLC

“To me, SFI means many individuals of diverse backgrounds and ideas coming together for the good of sustaining one of our most valuable resources on the planet. It also means a concerted effort to educate those that do not understand how active and even intense forest management so greatly benefits not only the forest, but the entire ecosystem.”

Charles Daniels

Raw Materials Procurement for Domtar Paper Co. LLC