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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

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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Local Forest Products Industry Builds Habitat Home in Springfield

On Saturday, June 25th, 2016, AFRC and Habitat for Humanity will celebrate the groundbreaking of a brand new home constructio

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BLM Plan Underscores Urgent Need for Oregon Delegation to Find a Balanced, Bipartisan Solution to O&C Lands Crisis

Today, AFRC sent a letter to Senators Wyden and Merkley and the Oregon House Delegation raising serious concerns about the BL

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Recent Newsletters

August 2016 Newsletter

Congressional Forest Tours Idaho Actions on Pioneer Fire AFRC Habitat for Humanity Update BLM Issues New RMPs

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July 2016 Newsletter

Energy Bill and Congress Recess National Forest Management Platforms O&C Misgivings and Funding East Reservo

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June 2016 Newsletter

Member Profile: Roseburg Forest Products AFRC Breaks Ground on Habitat Home Legislative Updates from Washington DC

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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