The NC SFI SIC is a strong sup­port­er of the NCFA’s Pro­Log­ger Pro­gram through its mem­bers par­tic­i­pa­tion on edu­ca­tion­al devel­op­ment com­mit­tees as well as pro­vid­ing finan­cial sup­port for the pro­duc­tion of edu­ca­tion materials.

The NC SFI SIC also pro­vides input to the NCFA’s suc­cess­ful log­ger edu­ca­tion pro­gram, Pro­Log­ger. The pro­gram was start­ed in 1995 to pro­mote safe­ty, busi­ness, and envi­ron­men­tal awareness. 

The NCFA’s Pro­Log­ger Program’s foun­da­tion is a base course that spans two con­sec­u­tive days focus­ing on the pyra­mid for suc­cess in the log­ging pro­fes­sion – safe­ty, sound busi­ness and com­pli­ance with envi­ron­men­tal reg­u­la­tions. The pro­gram was start­ed in 1995 and in 2002 it added a con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion mod­ule. Pro­Log­gers are required to attend a mod­ule train­ing ses­sion annu­al­ly. The top­ics for the three-hour train­ing mod­ule are typ­i­cal­ly devel­oped through input from the NC SFI SIC, the NCFA’s Safe­ty, Log­ging and Trans­porta­tion Com­mit­tee, the North Car­oli­na For­est Ser­vice and Forestry Mutu­al Insur­ance Company.

In addi­tion to train­ing log­ging pro­fes­sion­als, the pro­gram also doc­u­ments train­ing cours­es and main­tains a list of Pro­Log­gers in Good Stand­ing.” Com­pa­nies that are NC SFI SIC mem­bers require that at least one log­ger from each crew be Pro­Log­ger cer­ti­fied to deliv­ered to its facility.

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