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.
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.
The forest products industry comments on the reintroduction of “Wild Olympics” Proposal by Washington Senator Patty Murray and Congressman Derek Kilmer.
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.
On November 26, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden released his long-awaited legislative proposal for reforming the management of Western Oregon’s O&C forest lands. It follows the recent passage of the bipartisan O&C Trust, Conservation and Jobs Act resulting from a compromise forged by Congressmen Peter DeFazio, Greg Walden, and Kurt Schrader.
On October 17, 2013 Oregon Federal District Court Judge Panner today a nationwide Order immediately lifting suspensions of all federal timber contacts.