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.
AFRC today joined manufacturers from across the nation in sending an important message to President-Elect Trump and Congress. It is important that all of our elected leaders do the right thing by pursuing solutions and working in good faith for all Americans. Representing forest products manufacturers throughout the Northwest, AFRC will seek to be part […]
During a ceremony held in Forks, Washington, AFRC congratulated the Washington State Department of Natural Resources on the completion of the Olympic Experimental State Forest land plan.
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.