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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

Ninth Circuit Backs Expedited Forest Management

Ninth Circuit Court Backs Expedited Forest Management On June 24, setting legal precedent for nine western states, the Ninth Circuit Read Full Post

Judge Green-Lights Important Restoration Project on Mt. Hood National Forest, Pushing Aside Challenge from Activist Groups

For Immediate Release: July 1, 2019 Contact:  Asha Aiello, 503-222-9505   Portland, Ore. -  On June 18, Judge Michael Mosman, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court in O

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AFRC Letter to Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on ORE Act

AFRC sent a letter to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee expressing our concerns and recommendations regarding S. 1262, the Oregon Recreation Enhancement (ORE) Act.  The legislation proposes a 60,000-acre

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Recent Newsletters

August 2019 Newsletter

Washington DC Update AFRC Comments on Proposed Revised NEPA Regulations ESA Regulations Released Washington State and DNR Updates Ninth Circuit Dismisses Bull Run Appeal on Mootness Grounds AFRC and Industry Coalition Urge Supreme

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July 2019 Newsletter

  DC Update Lower Grave Remanded Back Progress on Environmental Analysis DNR Timber Sale Program Oregon Federal Forest Restoration Program Study Objection Resolution on the Colville Idaho Identifies Shared Stewardship Area

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June 2019 Newsletter

  DC Update FFRC Update Sunny South Upheld Seiad-Horse Injunction Lifted Smokey Project Greenlit Crystal Clear Project to Move Ahead GNA Reporting Bill Passed Forest Products Modernization Updates “Restoration” on 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