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 management reforms in the omnibus spending package. “This agreement recognizes that fixing our broken system of forest management is not a partisan issue,” said AFRC President Travis […]


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 on both the Tower Fire Salvage Project and Grizzly Fire Salvage Restoration Project, which the U.S. Forest Service brought to implementation within […]


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, scale, and quality of forest management activities on federally-owned forest lands. The legislation (HB 4118) was passed after Oregon experienced a severe […]


Join Team AFRC: Communications Director

Opportunity: AFRC Communications Director Is this the right job for you? Are you looking for a challenging – but rewarding – job that is different every day and exposes you to new learning opportunities? Are you passionate about the local forest products industry and its contributions to economic and environmental sustainability in the Pacific Northwest? […]


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 […]