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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 Applauds Interior's Recommendation on Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Expansion

The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) today applauded the Department of the Interior’s (Interior) recommendation to modify the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.  AFRC President Travis Joseph says the recommend

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New video celebrates forest-sector support of Habitat for Humanity build

After some less-than-ideal living situations, Springfield resident Nayeli Navarrete Bravo and her daughter, Alitza, recently became homeowners thanks to a partnership between Habitat for Humanity and the Oregon forest pr

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Judge Denies Attempt to Halt Roadside Hazard Tree Removal on Sequoia National Forest

November 20, 2017 A U.S. District Court judge for California has denied a request for a preliminary injunction seeking to halt the removal of dead and dying trees on some roads within the Sequoia Nati

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Recent Newsletters

November 2017 Newsletter

Washington DC Updates New Video Celebrates AFRC Support of Habitat for Humanity Build in Springfield AFRC Launches Second Habitat for Humanity Home in Lacey, WA Loggers Suppressing Wildfires Fire Salvage Planning Underway in Western O

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October 2017 Newsletter

Washington, D.C. Updates BLM Denies AFRC Protest National FTPC Meets in Duluth Status of GNA and Farm Bill CE Implementation Chetco Bar Fire BAER Report Region 1 Tackles Fire Salvage and Restoration AFRC Intervenes in Bull Run P

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September 2017 Newsletter

Wildfires and Forest Management Reform Fite Completes a Doubleheader Court Decides Challenges to Western Oregon RMP Can Stay in D.C. Frog Project Finally Cleared Singletary Sale Overturned, More Process to Come A New Nominee for th

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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