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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 Joins Forest Collaborative and Adams County to Defend Lost Creek-Boulder Creek Landscape Restoration Project on Southwest Idaho’s Payette National Forest

  The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) has once again intervened on behalf of the Payette Forest Coalition (PFC) and Adams County, Idaho in the latest round of litigation aimed at blocking the Lost Creek-B

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U.S. Supreme Court Opinion Protects Forest Service Jurisdiction Over National Forest System Lands

The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) today applauded the U.S. Supreme Court's Cowpasture opinion relating to the construction of a

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AFRC Applauds U.S. District Court Decision Allowing North Hebgen Project to Proceed

The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) applauds the U.S. District Court of Montana's decision lifting its injunction and allowing

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Recent Newsletters

June 2020 Newsletter

A Message from AFRC President Travis Joseph AFRC 2020 Annual Meeting Postponed Washington, D.C. Update SCOTUS Opinion Protects Forest Service Jurisdiction Over NFS Lands Tenth Circuit Upholds the Hyde Park WUI and Pacheco Canyon Fores

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May 2020 Newsletter

Washington DC Update BLM Seeks to 'Modernize" Rules Relating to Admin. Protests; Proposes expanded Salvage CE Eastside Screens Plan Amendment Ninth Circuit Speedily Rejects Challenge to BLM’s Resource Management Plan Split Populatio

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April 2020 Newsletter

An Industry That Cares About Its Employees and Communities COVID-19: Advocating for Our Members Washington DC Update Court Approves Historic Critical Habitat Agreement NSO Research Sheds Light on Impact of Barred Owls Ninth Circuit

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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