Posted: July 2, 2021

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) recently announced the election of Ellen Shultzabarger, Pennsylvania State Forester and Director of the Bureau of Forestry, to the SFI Board of Directors.

“While working closely with SFI over the years, I have enjoyed seeing and being part of the great progress they have made in sustainable forestry, conservation, and education. I am excited to provide a forestry agency perspective to the board and look forward to being part of SFI’s strategic direction,” Shultzabarger said.

SFI Inc. is governed by the 18-member SFI board, which sets SFI’s strategic direction and is responsible for overseeing and improving the internationally recognized SFI Program and SFI Standards. The board’s three chambers represent environmental, social, and economic sectors equally. SFI board members include executive-level representatives of conservation organizations, academic institutions, aboriginal/tribal entities, family forest owners, public officials, labor, and the forest products industry. This diversity reflects the variety of interests in the forestry community. Shultzabarger will serve a three-year term.

Pennsylvania state forests are certified by Scientific Certification Systems under the Forest Stewardship Council and Sustainable Forestry Initiative standards.

For more information about the Pennsylvania SFI Implementation Committee, visit the website at www.sfiofpa.org or call 888-734-9366.

 

By Chuck Coup, PA SFI Implementation Committee Program Manager

Center for Private Forests

Address

416 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802

Center for Private Forests

Address

416 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802