Renewable Wood Products for America's Needs.
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.
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.
on the Stanislaus National Forest in California released over 11 million metric tons of greenhouse gas – the same pollution as 2,300,000 cars.
once generated $1,000,000,000 in revenues every year, but now spends $2 for every $1 it produces.
acres of our National Forests are overstocked and at risk of catastrophic wildfire, insects, and disease.
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