Press Releases

AFRC Applauds Interior’s Recommendation on Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Expansion

The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) today applauded the Department of the Interior’s (Interior) recommendation to modify the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.  AFRC President Travis Joseph says the recommendation, if accepted by President Donald Trump, will help correct past overreach and ensure O&C lands within the expansion are managed as Congress originally intended. “The administration’s reconsideration […]


New video celebrates forest-sector support of Habitat for Humanity build

After some less-than-ideal living situations, Springfield resident Nayeli Navarrete Bravo and her daughter, Alitza, recently became homeowners thanks to a partnership between Habitat for Humanity and the Oregon forest products industry. A new video produced by the Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI) tells their story.   Build a House – Frame a Future highlights the […]


Judge Denies Attempt to Halt Roadside Hazard Tree Removal on Sequoia National Forest

November 20, 2017 A U.S. District Court judge for California has denied a request for a preliminary injunction seeking to halt the removal of dead and dying trees on some roads within the Sequoia National Forest. The 2016 Cedar Fire burned in the project area, killing or damaging trees and causing public safety concerns along […]


Forest Products Industry, SPS Habitat for Humanity Partner to Make Dream of Homeownership Come True for Lacey, WA Family

WHAT: South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity “Wall Raising” for Ahmed and Townes Family Home WHEN: Friday, November 10, 2017 at 2:30 pm WHERE: 4405 37th Ave. SE, Lacey WA MEDIA CONTACTS: Shawna Dutton, South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity shawna@spshabitat.org, 360-859-4842 Travis Joseph, President, American Forest Resource Council tjoseph@amforest.org, 503-222-9505 Forest Products Industry, SPS Habitat for Humanity Partner […]


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 […]