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SFI Certification Guidance Templates for Maine

This SFI Members only webpage is intended to serve as a reference only resource for Maine SFI participants seeking or maintaining SFI Certification. The individual and or accumulative utilization of information and resources available on this site in no way provides any assurances to successful certification to the SFI Standards. The intent of this site is to provide some of the common and generic information needed for certification in augmentation of information, programs and procedures. SFI participants develop independently.

 

1-Forest Management Planning, 2-Forest Health & Productivity, 3-Protection and Maintenance of Water, 4-Conservation of Biological Diversity, 5-Visual Quality and Recreational Benefits, 6-Special Sites, 7-Efficient Use of Fiber Resources, 8-Indigenous Peoples, 9-Climate Smart Forestry, 10-Resilience and Awareness, 11-Legal and Regulatory Compliance, 12-Forestry Research, Science and Technology, 13-Training and Education, 14-Community Involvement and Landowner Outreach, 15-Public Land Management Responsibilities, 16-Communications and Public Reporting, 17-Management Review and Continual Improvement

 

2022 SFI Standards Definitions

2022 SFI Standards Guidance

2022 Standard Rules – Forest Management

 

Evidence                             2022 SFI Standards

 

FOREST MANAGEMENT

Forest Management Standard Guidance Documents1234567891011121314151617
Maine BMP Manual for Water Quality2.334.1.611.114.1.2
Maine BMP Use and Effectiveness
3.1.1, 3.1.312.2.6
Forestry Quarantines2.44.1.7
Invasive Threats to Maine's Forests and Trees2.44.1.714.1.2
Invasive Plants2.44.1.714.1.2
Invasive Plants -- Fact sheets2.44.1.714.1.2
Forest Habitat Management Guidelines for Vernal Pool Wildlife4.1.614.1.2
Vernal Pools: Significant Wildlife Habitat (ME DEP) Vernal Pools: A Significant Wildlife Habitat (fact sheet), Bur. of Land & Water Quality, Maine Department of Environmental Protection 4.1.614.1.2
Biomass Retention Guidelines2.3.34.1.214.1.2
Federal list of Maine Endangered and Threatened Species4.1.414.1.2
State List of Maine Endangered and Threatened Species4.1.414.1.2
Forestry Rules of Maine11.1.1
Maine Forest Practices Act
11.1.1
Forest Regeneration and Clearcutting Standards11.1.114.1.2
MFS Rules for Timber Harvesting and Related Activities within Unorganized Areas of the State11.1.1
Statewide Standards for Timber Harvesting in Shoreland11.1.1
Maine Forest Service Interpretations of MFS Rule – Chapter 23, Timber Harvest Standards to Substantially Eliminate Liquidation Harvesting11.1.114.1.2
DEP Shoreland Zoning“ starting with Chapter 100011.1.1
Maine's Healthy Forest Program (for small woodland owners)12.2.1.e14.1.2
Maine's Healthy Forest Program Web site & Harvest Satisfaction Survey12.2.1.e14.1.2
USDA NRCS Web Soil Survey2.3.1
Geological Survey (DOC)2.3.1
Maine CLP Program Database13.1.514.1.2
2015 Letter to Representatives8.3.214.2, 14.3
2015 Letter to all Municipalities -5-4-20158.3.214.2, 14.3
SFI GOAL Brochure8.3.214.1.2, 14.315.1.2
2018 SFI annual report14.1,14.2
2020 SFI annual report14.1,14.2
2012 SFI Minutes 14.1,14.2
2013 SFI Minutes 14.1,14.2
2014 SFI Minutes 14.1,14.2
2015 SIC Minutes 14.1,14.2
2016 SIC Minutes 14.1,14.2
2017 SIC Minutes 14.1,14.2
2018 SIC Minutes 14.1,14.2
2019 SIC Minutes 14.1,14.2
2020 SIC Minutes 14.1,14.2
Principles and Criteria for approving a logger training program in Maine13.2.1, 13.2.2
Bald Eagle Nest Identification Guide1.1.14.1.114.2.1
Maine Snowmobile Association Article on SFI5.4.114.2.1
Forests with Exceptional Conservation Value14.2.1
Landowner Outreach 2021 14.2.1
DEP ltr Recognizing CLP Trained as equivalent to DEP Certified for working in shoreland zones2.33
USDA climate change impacts on agriculture & forestry 12.2.1
MFS Annual Reports -Silvicultural Activities/Stumpage Prices/Wood Processing Reports12.2.1
(Federal) Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act of 19808.3
SFI GOAL Policies and Procedures8.3.214.3
SFI GOAL Promotion8.3.214.3
Webinar MFS-SFI Hotline Response Process14.3
SFI Wildlife Presentation4
SIC Workshop Descriptions5.1.1
Deer yards Feb 20111.1.c414.1.2
Overview of Deer Management in Maine1.1.c414.1.2
DWA Guidelines for Maine1.1.c414.1.2
MFS Assessment of Regional Spruce Budworm 12.5.122.44.1.4
MFS Spruce Budworm Site2.44.1.4
ME SBW Response Task Force - Draft - Initial Risk Assessment and Preparation & Response Recommendations2.44.1.4
Chop and Drop 3.2.14.1.4
Sponsorship of Aquatic Organism3.2.14.1.412.1.1, 12.2, 12.314.1.2
Fin Introduction 20133.2.14.1.412.1.1, 12.2, 12.314.1.2
FIN Webpage Link4.1.414.1.2
Project Share Board of Directors4.1.4
Maine WildLife Action Plan SWAP 2015 Revision - SIC Represented on Steering Committee4.1.4
Northern Long-eared Bat Discussion 5-28-20144.1.4
Northern Long Eared Bats article May 20144.1.4
Silvicultural Guide for Northern White-Cedar1
Sustainable Management of White-Tailed Deer and White-Cedar1

 

1-Biodiversity, 2-Adherence to BMPs, 3-Use of QLPs, 4-Legal Compliance, 5-Forestry Research, 6-Training, 7-Landowner Outreach, 8-Public Lands Responsibilities, 9-Public Reporting, 10-Management Review, 11-Avoid Controversial Sources

 

 

2022 SFI Standards Definitions

2022 SFI Standards Guidance

2022 Standard Rules – Fiber Source

FIBER SOURCING

Fiber Sourcing Standard Guidance Documents1234567891011
Maine BMP Manual for Water Quality2.14.1.17.1.2
NH BMP Manual for Water Quality2.1
Vermont BMP Use and Effectiveness2.1
Vermont - Acceptable Management Practices2.1
Quebec BMP for Private Woodlots2.1
Maine BMP Use and Effectiveness -- Summary 2018-192.25.2.1
Invasive Threats to Maine's Forests and Trees7.1.2
Invasive Plants7.1.2
Invasive Plants -- Fact sheets7.1.2
Forest Habitat Management Guidelines for Vernal Pool Wildlife1.17.1.2
Forestry Rules of Maine4.1.1
Maine Forest Practices Act
4.1.1
Forest Regeneration and Clearcutting Standards4.1.17.1.2
MFS Rules for Timber Harvesting and Related Activities within Unorganized Areas of the State4.1.1
Statewide Standards for Timber Harvesting in Shoreland4.1.1
Chapter 23 - Liquidation Harvesting Rules and Interpretation by the MFS4.1.1
MFS Liquidation Harvesting Interpretations4.1.1
DEP Shoreland Zoning starting with Chapter 10004.1.1
USDA NRCS Web Soil Survey
Maine Geological Survey
Maine CLP Program Database Search3.26.1.4
2015 Letter to Representatives7.2, 7.3
2015 Letter to all Municipalities -5-4-20157.2, 7.3
SFI GOAL Brochure7.2, 7.3
2016-2017 SFI annual report7.2
2018 SFI annual report7.2
2020 SFI annual report7.2
2012 SIC Minutes 7.1
2013 SFI Minutes 7.1
2014 SFI Minutes 7.1
2015 SFI Minutes 7.1
2016 SIC Minutes 7.1
2017 SIC Minutes 7.1
2018 SIC Minutes
2019 SIC Minutes
2020 SIC Minutes 7.1
Principles and Criteria for Approving a Logger Training Program in Maine6.2.1, 6.2.2
Maine Snowmobile Association Article on SFI7.1.2
Landowner Outreach 20137.1.2
Forest Contractor Certification Letter 4-28-11 2.1
USDA’s climate change impacts on agriculture & forestry5.3.1
SFI GOAL Policies and Procedures4.1.47.38.1.2
SFI GOAL Promotion4.1.47.2, 7.38.1.2
Webinar MFS-SFI Hotline Response Process7.3.28.1.2
SFI Wildlife 20101.15.311.1.2
SIC Workshop's Descriptions6
MFS Spruce Budworm Site7.1.2
ME SBW Response Task Force - Draft - Initial Risk Assessment and Preparation & Response Recommendations.7.1.2
Chop and Drop7.1.2
FIN Webpage Link7.1.2
Northern Long-eared Bat Discussion 5-28-20141.17.1.411.1.2
Northern Long Eared Bats article May 20141.17.1.411.1.2
2018 Training and Outreach efforts1.16.2.2
@Deer yards Feb 20111.1
Over view of Deer Management in Maine1.1
DWA Guidelines for Maine1.17.12
Sponsorship of Aquatic Organism1.15.1.1, 5.2, 5.37.1.4
Maine WildLife Action Plan 5.1.1, 5.2, 5.3
Project Share Board of Directors5.1.1, 5.2, 5.3
FIN Introduction 20131.15.1.1, 5.2, 5.37.1.4
MFS Assessment of Regional Spruce Budworm 12.5.127.1.2
State List of Maine Endangered and Threatened Species1.14.1.17.1.2
Biomass Retention Guidelines1.14.1.17.1.2
Bald Eagle Nest Identification Guide1.17.12
Forests with Exceptional Conservation Value1.17.12
Maine's Healthy Forest Program (for small woodland owners)1.13.1.17.1
Maine's Healthy Forest Program Web site & Harvest1.13.1.17.1
DWA Guidelines for Maine1.1
DWA Guidelines for Maine1.17.12
@Deer yards Feb 20111.1
Federal list of Maine Endangered and Threatened Species1.17.1.2