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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

Manufacturers: We Are the Solution

AFRC today joined manufacturers from across the nation in sending an important message to President-Elect Trump and Congress.

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Olympic Experimental Forest Plan Completed Timber Companies Congratulate DNR

During a ceremony held in Forks, Washington, AFRC congratulated

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BLM Finalizes Disastrous Plan for Western Oregon, Congressional Leadership Needed

Oregon’s forest products industry expresses deep disappointment and frustration over the Bureau of Land Management’s dec

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Recent Newsletters

November 2016 Newsletter

Congress Returns for Post-Election Lame Duck WA Election Results USFS R6 Science Synthesis DNR Marbled Murrelet

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October 2016 Newsletter

AFRC Welcomes New Members AFRC Weighs in on Cascade Siskiyou National Monument Forest Service Preliminary National

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September 2016 Newsletter

Washington, D.C. Updates Another Lost Creek-Boulder Creek Win Ninth Circuit Halts East Reservoir Project OESF La

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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