H.R. 2 Farm Bill Forestry Title

Farm Bill.  H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, included a robust forestry title that would provide the Forest Service additional forest management authorities, including many new Categorical Exclusions (CEs) for federal forest management activities for early seral, critical response, and salvage activities, as well as provisions to streamline interagency consultations under the […]

Forest Products Industry, SPS Habitat for Humanity Partner to Make Dream of Homeownership Come True for Lacey, WA Family

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 shawna@spshabitat.org, 360-859-4842 Travis Joseph, President, American Forest Resource Council tjoseph@amforest.org, 503-222-9505 Forest Products Industry, SPS Habitat for Humanity Partner […]

Oregon Forest Products Industry, Habitat for Humanity Partner to Make Dream of Homeownership Come True for Local Family

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 […]

Recovery Plan Unlikely to Save Spotted Owl

The American Forest Resource Council has serious concerns about the Northern Spotted Owl Final Revised Recovery Plan released today by the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). The Plan fails to meaningfully address the threat posed by the barred owl and will lead to further reductions in sustainable timber harvests from both federal and private […]

Catastrophic Wildfires

Catastrophic wildfires burn vast amounts of our forested resources every year. Between 2001 and 2010, an average of 78,072 forest fires were reported each year; average yearly acres burned were 7,282,33. Moreover, catastrophic wildfires emit vast amounts of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Wildfires account for one-fifth of global carbon dioxide emissions released into the atmosphere. Catastrophic […]