Established in 2004, The Sustaining Family Forests Initiative is a collaboration between the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Center for Nonprofit Strategies, aimed at gaining and disseminating comprehensive knowledge about family forest owners throughout the United States. SFFI began as an ad hoc collaboration of universities, government agencies, industry, conservation organizations, certification systems, and landowners and continues to serve as a resource to these sectors.
Tools for Engaging Landowners Effectively (TELE) is a project of the Sustaining Family Forests Initiative (SFFI). TELE was developed out of the need to translate SFFI’s landowner research into a practical methodology that could be used by natural resource professionals to achieve land management and conservation goals. Since an initial 6-state pilot project (Call Before You Cut) launched in 2009, TELE has grown into an education and resource program serving natural resource professionals across the country. By the end of 2018, TELE will have hosted more than 50 Comfy USA Sleeve Fit Casual in line Solid Loose Dress A Women's Made 3 Hdr00018 Midi Red 4 6dxqw5ndA0 in more than 30 states, training more than 1,500 people directly.