A forest health project on California’s Tahoe National Forest can proceed after a U.S. District Court judge ruled the U.S. Forest Service appropriately used a special categorical exclusion (CE) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to expedite the removal of timber. The case is the first to challenge the use of this CE that […]
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 […]
WHAT: S/E Habitat House Dedication Ceremony WHEN: Saturday, June 24, at 10:00 AM WHERE: 4869 A Street, Springfield, OR Springfield, Ore – Single mom Nayeli and her twelve-year-old-daughter Alitza will be joined by Springfield Mayor Lundberg, partners from the forest products industry, and Springfield/Eugene Habitat for Humanity (S/E Habitat) supporters as they are handed the […]
Highlights of AFRC’s Lawson Fite’s Testimony to the Federal Lands Subcommittee
The Oregon Forest Resources Institute is producing a special video, Build a House; Frame a Future, highlighting the American Forest Resource Council’s partnership with Springfield/Eugene Habitat for Humanity to build a new home for the Navarette-Bravo family.
Today, AFRC President Travis Joseph sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Zinke requesting that he review the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument designation as part of Executive Order 13792 entitled, “Review of Designations Under the Antiquities Act.” The April 26 Executive Order requires the Secretary to review certain national monuments made under the Antiquities Act […]
AFRC President Travis Joseph submitted testimony for the May 2nd House Natural Resources Committee oversight hearing, “The Consequences of Executive Branch Overreach of the Antiquities Act.”
AFRC filed a legal challenge to Presidential Proclamation 9564, an order signed by President Obama in his final days of office nearly doubling the size of the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument in Southern Oregon and Northern California.
AFRC Field Forester Andy Geissler writes guest column in Register Guard.
This decision was not about conservation. It was not about collaboration or public involvement. It was not about doing the right thing for the next generation. This top-down, last-minute decision was about serving special interests over the objections of hard-working Oregonians who have cared for these lands for generations.