To mark World Migratory Bird Day, International Paper (IP) and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) are celebrating how sustainable forestry provides critical habitat for birds and at the same time, delivers a sustainable, renewable source of fiber for paper products.
International Paper and The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced the renewal of their Forestland Stewards Partnership for another five-year period, where IP is committing $10 million for wildlife and working forest conservation.
International Paper has worked alongside the American Bird Conservancy (ABC) since 2020 to develop bird-focused management recommendations for private forest landowners, including special practices landowners can employ to ensure habitat is maintained for recovery of at-risk bird species specifically the Swallow-tailed Kite.
Following a growing customer demand for certified products, we formed Certified Forest Management LLC in 2012. CFM is our own FSC forest management group, which provides a cost-effective option for small, private landowners to become FSC certified.
Forests cover more than 750 million acres in the U.S., about one-third of the country’s landmass. They represent the country’s largest terrestrial carbon sink, continuously taking carbon out of the atmosphere and storing it in trees.
International Paper purchases approximately 52 million tons of virgin wood, approximately four million tons of fiber fuel and approximately five million tons of recovered fiber annually for our manufacturing.