Chief Conservation Officer
Sustainable Forestry Initiative
Paul Trianosky leads SFI’s conservation programs. He is the principal liaison with conservation organizations and leads collaborative efforts to conserve forested landscapes. Paul also guides the development of standards and programs to ensure the attainment of conservation objectives. He works to build partnerships, grow the network of conservation organizations involved with SFI, guide relevant research, and ensure the relevance of SFI’s work in promoting sustainable supply chains and responsible sourcing.
Paul oversees SFI’s Conservation Impact Project. He brings over 30 years of experience in forestry, non-profit management, forest certification, collaborative partnerships, and landscape-scale conservation. Before joining SFI in 2013, Paul served in various leadership roles, including positions with the American Forest Foundation and The Nature Conservancy. Paul has a bachelor's degree in forest resource management from Virginia Tech and a master's degree in environmental management degree from Duke University.