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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

Gov. Inslee approves Washington forest industry carbon bill

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AFRC: Forest Products, Workers Are Critical Infrastructure in COVID-19 Response

The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) is working to ensure the forest products industry and its employees can continue to operate and help meet the nation's needs as local, state

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Wild Olympics’ Fails to Protect Working Forests and Working Families

American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) President Travis Joseph had the following to say regarding today’s U.S. House passage of the “Wild Olympics” legislation included in HR 2546:   “AFRC represents

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Recent Newsletters

March 2020 Newsletter

AFRC’s Service Continues Washington DC Update Wash. State Policy Updates WA Working Forests are Carbon Mitigators WA DNR Timber Sale Updates Injunction Denied on Miller West Fisher Project Mixed Ruling on North Hebgen Project

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February 2020 Newsletter

AFRC Annual Meeting: Rooms going fast Washington, D.C. Update Washington State legislative update AFRC Goes to U.S. Supreme Court Eastside Screens Amendment Comment on Nez Perce-Clearwater Forest Plan 82nd Oregon Logging Confere

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January 2020 Newsletter

2020 AFRC Annual Meeting Washington, D.C. Update Washington State DNR Update Industry Carbon Bill in WA Legislature Court Weighs Remedy in O&C Litigation AFRC Appeals BLM’s Protest Denial to IBLA Ninth Circuit Leaning More

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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