In the final hours of the 2018 session the Oregon Legislature overwhelmingly approved legislation to prioritize the use of “Good Neighbor Authority” (GNA), a federal policy allowing the state to increase the pace, scale, and quality of forest management activities on federally-owned forest lands. The legislation (HB 4118) was passed after Oregon experienced a severe […]
Opportunity: AFRC Communications Director Is this the right job for you? Are you looking for a challenging – but rewarding – job that is different every day and exposes you to new learning opportunities? Are you passionate about the local forest products industry and its contributions to economic and environmental sustainability in the Pacific Northwest? […]
The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) today applauded the Department of the Interior’s (Interior) recommendation to modify the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. AFRC President Travis Joseph says the recommendation, if accepted by President Donald Trump, will help correct past overreach and ensure O&C lands within the expansion are managed as Congress originally intended. “The administration’s reconsideration […]
After some less-than-ideal living situations, Springfield resident Nayeli Navarrete Bravo and her daughter, Alitza, recently became homeowners thanks to a partnership between Habitat for Humanity and the Oregon forest products industry. A new video produced by the Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI) tells their story. Build a House – Frame a Future highlights the […]
November 20, 2017 A U.S. District Court judge for California has denied a request for a preliminary injunction seeking to halt the removal of dead and dying trees on some roads within the Sequoia National Forest. The 2016 Cedar Fire burned in the project area, killing or damaging trees and causing public safety concerns along […]
A U.S. District Court judge for Idaho has denied a request for a temporary restraining order to halt timber salvage projects on the site of the 2016 Pioneer Fire.
WHAT: South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity “Wall Raising” for Ahmed and Townes Family Home WHEN: Friday, November 10, 2017 at 2:30 pm WHERE: 4405 37th Ave. SE, Lacey WA MEDIA CONTACTS: Shawna Dutton, South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity [email protected], 360-859-4842 Travis Joseph, President, American Forest Resource Council [email protected], 503-222-9505 Forest Products Industry, SPS Habitat for Humanity Partner […]
Sixty-five groups representing forestry, agriculture, wildlife conservation and local government sent a letter to Congressional leadership urging swift action on federal forest management and wildfire suppression funding reforms.
Portland, Ore. – Travis Joseph, President of the American Forest Resource Council (AFRC), issued the following statement regarding media reports about Secretary of the Interior Zinke’s review of national monuments, including the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument: “We simply don’t know if this leaked document accurately reflects the findings and recommendations in the final report to the […]
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 […]