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Kathryn Fernholz of Dovetail Partners to Chair SFI Forest Management Task Group

(Washington, D.C.) – The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) has announced that Kathryn Fernholz, President and CEO of Dovetail Partners, will serve as Chair of the Forest Management Task Group during the SFI Standards Revision Process.

“Having external expertise to facilitate the SFI Forest Management Task Group helps strengthen the revision process. The SFI Standards are developed through an open and inclusive process involving the many different people and groups who know and care about our forests, and help SFI advance sustainability through forest-focused collaborations,” said Kathy Abusow, President and CEO of SFI Inc.

Kathryn Fernholz has a long association with the SFI Standards and two decades of experience working in the area of forest and chain-of-custody certification.   

“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve in this role and to support the review process,” said Fernholz. “The periodic review of certification standards is an important component of continuous improvement.”

The Task Group will focus on the revision of the SFI Forest Management standards, including a review of all comments received.  The Task Group will assist in the development of the draft standards for review by the SFI Resources Committee and ultimate approval of the SFI Board of Directors. 

More information about the SFI Standards Revision Process, including a timeline, is available at:  https://www.sfiprogram.org/

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