Press Releases

AFRC Statement Regarding Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Review

Portland, Ore. – Travis Joseph, President of the American Forest Resource Council (AFRC), issued the following statement regarding media reports about Secretary of the Interior Zinke’s review of national monuments, including the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument: “We simply don’t know if this leaked document accurately reflects the findings and recommendations in the final report to the […]


Major NE Washington Forest Health Project Can Proceed After Court Victory

Portland, Ore. – The American Forest Resource Council applauded the unanimous decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to allow the historic “A to Z” forest health project to proceed on the Colville National Forest in Northeastern Washington. AFRC intervened in the case on behalf of Stevens County, Pend Oreille County […]


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 Alitza will be joined by Springfield Mayor Lundberg, partners from the forest products industry, and Springfield/Eugene Habitat for Humanity (S/E Habitat) supporters as they are handed the […]


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 Springfield/Eugene Habitat for Humanity to build a new home for the Navarette-Bravo family.


AFRC Asks Interior Secretary to Review Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Expansion

Today, AFRC President Travis Joseph sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Zinke requesting that he review the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument designation as part of Executive Order 13792 entitled, “Review of Designations Under the Antiquities Act.”  The April 26 Executive Order requires the Secretary to review certain national monuments made under the Antiquities Act […]