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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

Why AFRC is Defending the Tecuya Ridge Shaded Fuelbreak Project

As an organization promoting active management of public lands to ensure public safety, protect forest health, and provide a sustainable timber supply, the American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) supports the proposed

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Vancouver Family Realizes Dream of Home Ownership, Thanks to AFRC Partnership with Evergreen Habitat for Humanity

Vancouver, WA – A deserving family will soon receive the keys to their own home in Vancouver’s McKibbin Commons neighborhood, thanks to a partnership between Evergreen Habitat for Huma

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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

Recent Newsletters

October 2019 Newsletter

Washington DC Update DC Court Issues Favorable Ruling Enforcing O&C Sale Mandate Landscape-Wide Injunction Issued in New Mexico and Another is Threatened in Idaho/Montana AFRC Moves to Intervene in Tecuya Project DNR Update For

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September 2019 Newsletter

DC Update Murrelet LTCS FEIS Released Judge Remands Sale Back to BLM Sierra/Sequoia Plan Comments Submitted GNA Projects Reworked BLM 2019 Wrap-up Willamette Hits 100 mmbf Save the Date: 2020 Annual Meeting

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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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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