Oregon’s forest products industry expresses deep disappointment and frustration over the Bureau of Land Management’s decision to finalize resource management plans (RMP) for the statutorily unique O&C Lands in Western Oregon.
On Saturday, June 25th, 2016, AFRC and Habitat for Humanity will celebrate the groundbreaking of a brand new home construction project, made possible by contributions from AFRC and its members in the Springfield/Eugene area.
Today, AFRC sent a letter to Senators Wyden and Merkley and the Oregon House Delegation raising serious concerns about the BLM’s Proposed Resource Management Plan for Western Oregon and calling on the delegation to revive efforts to find a balanced, bipartisan solution to the O&C Lands crisis.
Today, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released its final proposed Resource Management Plans (RMPs) for 2.5 million acres of forestland in Western Oregon, including over 2 million acres of unique “O&C” lands.
The American Forest Resource Council has named Travis Joseph as its next President.
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 […]
AFRC expressed frustration at the decision of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to vacate its 2013 victory over the BLM on a technical issue related to standing.
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
On September 30, 2014 Tom Partin, President of the American Forest Resource Council, issued a statement regarding the efforts of environmental groups to litigate and halt salvage and reforestation efforts on the site of the 2013 Douglas Complex fires in Southwest Oregon.
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.