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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 Statement Regarding Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Review

Portland, Ore. - Travis Joseph, President of the American Forest Resource Council (AFRC), issued the following statement regarding media reports about Secretary of the Interior Zinke’s review of national monuments, including the Cascade-Siskiyou Na

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U.S. District Court Upholds Use of Insect, Disease 'CE' to Expedite Forest Health Project on Tahoe National Forest

A forest health project on California’s Tahoe National Forest can proceed after a U.S. District Court judge ruled the U.S. Forest Service appropriately used a special categorical exclusion (CE) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to

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Major NE Washington Forest Health Project Can Proceed After Court Victory

Portland, Ore. – The American Forest Resource Council applauded the unanimous decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to allow the historic "A to Z" forest health project to proceed on the Colville National Forest in Northeaster

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Recent Newsletters

August 2017 Newsletter

Washington, D.C. Updates Interior Secretary Zinke Submits Monument Report to President Trump AFRC Submits Protest to BLM Project In Landmark Decision, Ninth Circuit Upholds A to Z Project AFRC Files an Amicus Brief in the U.S. Supreme

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July 2017 Newsletter

Washington, DC Updates Full Ninth Circuit Declines to Hear White Castle Appeal: On to the Supreme Court? AFRC Attorneys to Defend Singletary DNR Sale at August Court Hearing Judge Upholds Use of Emergency NEPA Authority to Construct Wolv

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June 2017 Newsletter

To Ann Forest Burns: Congratulations and Thank you AFRC Dedicates Springfield Habitat for Humanity Home to Deserving Family Children's Film Festival to Highlight Oregon's Forests/Award Scholarship Washington D.C./Congressional Updates

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Washington State

experienced record fire years in both 2014 and 2015, with over 1,000,000 acres burning last year alone.

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