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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

AFRC Applauds Bipartisan Agreement on Federal Wildfire Funding, Forest Management Solutions

The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC), a trade association representing Pacific Northwest logging and milling companies, today applauded a bipartisan agreement to include federal wildfire suppression and forest man

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Case Dismissed Against Post-Fire Projects on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests

A lawsuit, challenging two post-fire projects on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests (IPNF), has been dismissed  by the plaintiff after courts refused its requests for an injunction.  The group attempted to stop work

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Oregon Legislature Approves Bill Promoting ‘Good Neighbor Authority’ to Improve Management of Federal Forest Lands

In the final hours of the 2018 session the Oregon Legislature overwhelmingly approved legislation to prioritize the use of “Good Neighbor Authority” (GNA), a federal policy allowing the state to increase the pace, sc

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Recent Newsletters

February 2018 Newsletter

AFRC Annual Meeting - April 3-5 Washington State Legislative Update Supreme Court Slams Door on White Castle Sale AFRC Appeals Elk Camel Protest Denial Region 6 Holds Environmental Analysis & Decision-making Roundtable AFRC Sta

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January 2018 Newsletter

Save the Date: AFRC's Annual Meeting, April 3-5 Washington, D.C. Updates Washington State Legislative Update New Marbled Murrelet Habitat Assessment Chetco Bar Fire Salvage AFRC's Request Granted to Appear in the Lostine Public Saf

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December 2017 Newsletter

Washington, D.C. Updates Congress Passes Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act Changes Coming to Olympia as 2018 Legislative Session Approaches AFRC Files Brief in Challenge to BLM's Illegal Management Plan for Western Oregon AFRC Asks S

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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