Press Releases

Industry Outlines Continued Opposition to Wyden Bill

The Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee today held a hearing on the Oregon and California Land Grant Act of 2015 (S. 132), legislation sponsored by U.S. Senator Ron Wyden to change the management of O&C timberlands administered by the Bureau of Land Management. The committee also held a hearing on the National Forest Ecosystem […]


Flawed O&C Solution Pushed through Senate Committee Markup

Senator Wyden’s flawed O&C legislation (S. 1784) is unanimously opposed by Oregon’s forest products industry, opposed by the O&C Counties, and lacks support from Reps. DeFazio, Schrader, and Walden and Governor Kitzhaber


Timber Industry Won’t Be “Isolated” by Sen. Wyden’s Rhetoric

On August 26, 2014 groups representing Western Oregon’s timber industry sent a letter to U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, responding to recent comments he has made in relation to legislation he has introduced to dramatically alter management of federal O&C timberlands.


Forest Products Industry Responds to BLM Draft Resource Management Plans

Tom Partin, President of the American Forest Resource Council issued the following statement on the release of the BLM’s draft Resource Management Plans for six districts in Western Oregon encompassing over 2.5 million acres of BLM-managed forestland, including the Oregon & California (O&C) Grant Lands.


Statement on Wild Olympics Proposal

The forest products industry comments on the reintroduction of “Wild Olympics” Proposal by Washington Senator Patty Murray and Congressman Derek Kilmer.


Industry Responds to Likely Senate Committee Passage of Wyden Eastside Legislation

Tom Partin, President of the American Forest Resource Council, issued the following statement regarding the likely passage of the “Oregon Eastside Forest Restoration, Old Growth Protection, and Jobs Act of 2013” (S. 1301) by Senator Ron Wyden’s Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Thursday, December 19.