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About AFRC

AFRC is a regional trade association whose purpose is to advocate for sustained yield timber harvests on public timberlands throughout the West to enhance forest health and resistance to fire, insects, and disease. We do this by promoting active management to attain productive public forests, protect adjoining private forests, and assure community stability. We work to improve federal and state laws, regulations, policies and decisions regarding access to and management of public forest lands and protection of all forest lands.

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Recent Press Releases

AFRC Responds to Forest Service Plans for Chetco Fire

  AFRC RESPONDS TO FOREST SERVICE PLANS FOR CHETCO FIRE   Portland, Ore. – The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) submitted comments this week regarding the Chetco Bar Fir

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AFRC Applauds Bipartisan Agreement on Federal Wildfire Funding, Forest Management Solutions

The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC), a trade association representing Pacific Northwest logging and milling companies, today applauded a bipartisan agreement to include federal wildfire suppression and forest man

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Case Dismissed Against Post-Fire Projects on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests

A lawsuit, challenging two post-fire projects on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests (IPNF), has been dismissed  by the plaintiff after courts refused its requests for an injunction.  The group attempted to stop work

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Recent Newsletters

April 2018 Newsletter

2018 Annual Meeting Showcases Success Washington, D.C. Updates AFRC Presses Its Case Against the Unlawful Expansion of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Chetco Bar Fire Salvage EA Released Oregon Society of American Foresters Annual

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March 2018 Newsletter

President Signs Fire Borrowing "Fix," Management Reforms Washington Legislative Recap Oregon Legislative Recap Westside Fire Recovery Litigation Settles Remainder of Tower/Grizzly Case Dismissed after 9th Circuit Win AFRC Lends Sup

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February 2018 Newsletter

AFRC Annual Meeting - April 3-5 Washington State Legislative Update Supreme Court Slams Door on White Castle Sale AFRC Appeals Elk Camel Protest Denial Region 6 Holds Environmental Analysis & Decision-making Roundtable AFRC Sta

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Analysis Paralysis

Over the last 10 years, the average time for a USFS Environmental Impact Statement has grown from 817 days to 1373 days. Average time for an Environmental Assessment is now 730 days. A Categorical Exclusion now takes 183 days.

The Rim Fire

on the Stanislaus National Forest in California released over 11 million metric tons of greenhouse gas – the same pollution as 2,300,000 cars.

The U.S. Forest Service

once generated $1,000,000,000 in revenues every year, but now spends $2 for every $1 it produces.

An estimated 60-80 million

acres of our National Forests are overstocked and at risk of catastrophic wildfire, insects, and disease.

Featured Facts & Research Article

In the Inland Northwest, where the forest land base is dominated by federal ownership and the forests are managed for a multitude of benefits, life cycle analysis suggests that the optimal solution for maximizing carbon gain under both current and future climate conditions is to manage forests to maximize long-lived wood products and to minimize the risk of severe wildfires