SFI Urban And Community Forest Sustainability Standard - Final Public Comment Period

The 2nd draft of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Urban and Community Forest Sustainability Standard (link) is open for public comment until August 8, 2022.

In 2020 SFI surveyed the urban and community forestry sector to determine the need for a new SFI urban and community forest certification standard. Over 600 people responded, and the overwhelming majority said yes. From this, SFI recruited experts in the urban and community forestry sector to form a Standard Development Task Group.

In 2021 the Task Group developed a first draft of a SFI Urban and Community Forest Sustainability Standard and conducted an open public comment period to receive input. There were more than 500 comments from 121 individuals and organizations of which 18% were from municipal, 28% from non-profits, 16% from private or corporate, 24% from Federal, state, or county government, 7% from university or students, and 6% unknown. 8% of the commenters were from Canada.

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