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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

Oregon Forest Products Industry, Habitat for Humanity Partner to Make Dream of Homeownership Come True for Local Family

WHAT: S/E Habitat House Dedication Ceremony WHEN: Saturday, June 24, at 10:00 AM WHERE: 4869 A Street, Springfield, OR Springfield, Ore – Single mom Nayeli and her twelve-year-old-daughter

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AFRC General Counsel Lawson Fite Testimony to Federal Lands Subcommittee

AFRC General Counsel Lawson Fite testified to the House Natural Resources Committee's Federal Lands Subcommittee for a hearing on "Burdensome Litigation and Federal Bureaucratic Roadblocks to Manage our Nation’s Overgrown, Fire-Prone National Fores

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Build a House; Frame a Future Trailer

The Oregon Forest Resources Institute is producing a special video, Build a House; Frame a Future, highlighting the American Forest Resource Council's partnership with Read Full Post

Recent Newsletters

June 2017 Newsletter

To Ann Forest Burns: Congratulations and Thank you AFRC Dedicates Springfield Habitat for Humanity Home to Deserving Family Children's Film Festival to Highlight Oregon's Forests/Award Scholarship Washington D.C./Congressional Updates

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May 2017 Newsletter

Washington, D.C./Congressional Updates National Monument/Antiquities Act Review Ninth Circuit Denies White Castle Appeal Singletary Auctioned, Litigation Follows District Court Rejects Injunctive Relief for Tower/Grizzly Projects A

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April 2017 Newsletter

Washington, D.C. Updates New Oversight of the Antiquities Act AFRC 2017 Annual Meeting - Building Success Big Win! D.C. Circuit Finds AFRC Has Standing, Restores Challenge to NSO Critical Habitat AFRC Files Amicus Brief on Supreme Cou

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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