The SFFI partner organizations work around the country to help protect small family woodlands. Our members have a number of projects to help families maintain their woodlands:
The newest tool of the SFFI is the TELE web site, which helps people who are working with small landowners to design an effective communications plan to ensure the sustainable management of family forests - defined here as 1-999 acres.
"Tools for Engaging Landowners Effectively", or TELE, provides templates to help those working with family foresters to design unique communications strategies for working with their clients.
Call Before You Cut (CBYC) was a pilot project to test how to apply SFFI research to landowner outreach programs. The audience for this campaign was woodland owners in six states—West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa and Missouri—who own between 10 and 1000 acres of woodland.
Project documents for download: