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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 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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Magistrate Judge Smacks Down Enviros’ Arguments on Collaboration

Magistrate Judge Smacks Down Enviros’ Arguments on Collaboration   Portland, Ore. – Yesterday, Magistrate Judge Sullivan offered a strong rebuke of a dubious legal challenge to an imp

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Ninth Circuit Rules in Favor of Common Sense: Wildfires are Emergencies

  Portland, Ore. – Last week, the Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of logic and common sense: massive wildfires on public lands are emergencies that often threaten lives, property, and natural resources.  The Cour

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Recent Newsletters

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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July 2018 Newsletter

Habitat Home Dedicated The West is on Fire DC Update Bull Run Victory Collaborative Project Moves Forward ESA Reforms Carbon Storage AFRC Letter to BNR Virginia Ridge Field Trip Region 1 Meetings NWFP Synthesis Ke

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June 2018 Newsletter

Washington, D.C. Update Legal Victories Wildfires are Emergencies Joey/Bald Mountain Suit Dismissed Magistrate Rules on Collaboration Monument Litigation Continues WA Marbled Murrelet DNR and GNA Western Oregon Timber Salv

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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