Press Releases

AFRC Joins Forest Collaborative and Adams County to Defend Lost Creek-Boulder Creek Landscape Restoration Project on Southwest Idaho’s Payette National Forest

  The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) has once again intervened on behalf of the Payette Forest Coalition (PFC) and Adams County, Idaho in the latest round of litigation aimed at blocking the Lost Creek-Boulder Creek landscape project on the Payette National Forest.  The U.S. district court formally granted intervention to the Coalition and County, […]


U.S. Supreme Court Opinion Protects Forest Service Jurisdiction Over National Forest System Lands

The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) today applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s Cowpasture opinion relating to the construction of a pipeline on federal lands.  AFRC joined 16 forestry associations in filing an amicus brief in the Court last December, urging Justices to reverse the Fourth Circuit’s decision due to the case’s potential implications to active […]


AFRC Applauds U.S. District Court Decision Allowing North Hebgen Project to Proceed

The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) applauds the U.S. District Court of Montana’s decision lifting its injunction and allowing the U.S. Forest Service to proceed with the North Hebgen Multiple Resource Project on the Custer-Gallatin National Forest. AFRC intervened in litigation on behalf of Sun Mountain Lumber of Deer Lodge, Montana, who purchased two of the […]


AFRC to Defend Habitat Improvement, Fuels Reduction Project on Shasta-Trinity National Forest

The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) has been granted intervention in a lawsuit aimed at blocking the Pettijohn Late Successional Reserve Habitat Improvement and Fuels Reduction Project on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.  AFRC supports the implementation of this project and will seek to defend this effort to improve forest health, mitigate wildfire risks and provide […]


Gov. Inslee approves Washington forest industry carbon bill

Note: This is a joint press release with the Washington Forest Protection Association Today, Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law ESSHB 2528, legislation acknowledging the essential role Washington state’s forestry industry and working forests play in removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, and establishing it is in the public’s interest to support all aspects of […]


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 and federal governments respond to the global COVID-19 epidemic. On March 18, AFRC joined the Federal Forest Resource Coalition in urging the U.S. Department of […]


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 Washington forest products manufacturers, family-owned logging companies and the thousands of workers they employ on the Olympic Peninsula.  For years, we have provided substantial feedback […]