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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

A Victory for Responsible Forest Management on the Umpqua National Forest: Challengers Give Up Suit Against Quartz Project

Environmentalist groups have dropped their challenge to the Quartz Project on the Umpqua National Forest after failing to obtain an injunction against the project in federal court.  On October 11, United States District

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Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit and Approves ‘A to Z’ Forest Health Project in NE Washington

A federal judge on Oct. 4 issued a summary judgment ruling dismissing an environmental group’s lawsuit against the North Fork Mill Creek “A to Z” forest health project on the Colville National Forest.  The decisio

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AFRC Prevails for Public Safety and Forest Health

In a win for public safety and forest health, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California yesterday, July 9, approved a roadside hazard tree removal project on the Sequoia National Forest.

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Recent Newsletters

October 2018 Newsletter

  Forest Products Modernization Carbon Study Released Marbled Murrelet Plan Released Supreme Court Hears Gopher Frog Case Quartz Project Suit Dismissed BLM Timber Salvage Colville Plan Released New Ninth Circuit Judge

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September 2018 Newsletter

Washington, D.C. Update Collaborative Group Pushes Ninth Circuit to Take Another Look BLM 2018 Timber Sale Wrap-up Salvage Moving in Region 1 AFRC Comments on ESA Modernization Proposal Christine Dawe Accepts Washington Office Posi

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August 2018 Newsletter

In this edition: DC Update AFRC Comments to CEQ on NEPA Habitat Location Announced Region 6 Regional Forester Selected AFRC Objects to BMFP Ninth Circuit Undercuts Collaboration Lostine Project Upheld Mt. Hood Timber Funded

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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