American Forest Resource Council

Sustainable Forests. Healthy Communities.

Renewable Wood Products for America's Needs.

Climate Change
Advocating for solutions on public timberlands throughout the West
Forest Health

About AFRC

AFRC is a regional trade association whose purpose is to advocate for sustained yield timber harvests on public timberlands throughout the West to enhance forest health and resistance to fire, insects, and disease. We do this by promoting active management to attain productive public forests, protect adjoining private forests, and assure community stability. We work to improve federal and state laws, regulations, policies and decisions regarding access to and management of public forest lands and protection of all forest lands.

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Recent Press Releases

AFRC Statement on Secretary Vilsack Memorandum on 'Bold Action' to Restore Forests, Improve Resilience, and Curb Climate Change

The American Forest Resource Council had the following to say regarding U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack's memorandum directing the U.S. Forest Service to take "bold actions to restore forests, improve resilienc

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Washington DNR ‘Carbon Project’ Undercuts Washington’s Climate Goals

American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) President Travis Joseph had the following to say regarding the Washington Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) ‘carbon project’ on public working forests known as state tru

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AFRC comments on Ninth Circuit decision regarding Cuddy Valley and Tecuya Ridge Projects on the Los Padres National Forest

AFRC General Counsel Sara Ghafouri had the following to say regarding the Ninth Circuit's decision today on the Cuddy Valley Forest Health/Fuels Reduction and Tecuya Ridge Shaded Fuel Break Projects on the Los Padres Nat

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Recent Newsletters

June 2022 Newsletter

Telling Your Story – We are all in this Together The AFRC Podcast: 100 years of Freres, Innovation and Sustainability Washington DC Update Secretary Vilsack issues Secretarial Memorandum Forest Service budget hearing DeFazio Wi

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May 2022 Newsletter

Washington DC Update Updates on wilderness bills in Congress Prescribed Fire direction from Forest Service Chief Randy Moore The AFRC Podcast: AFRC's Travis Joseph to appear with Montel Williams on 'Balancing Act' Federal Timber

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April 2022 Newsletter

AFRC Wraps up 2022 Annual Meeting – “The Crossroads” The AFRC Podcast: Can Forest Carbon Offsets and Forest Products Co-Exist? Washington, DC Update Biden Executive Order No Timber from Tyrants Act Washington DNR Carbon

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Featured Facts & Research Article

In the Inland Northwest, where the forest land base is dominated by federal ownership and the forests are managed for a multitude of benefits, life cycle analysis suggests that the optimal solution for maximizing carbon gain under both current and future climate conditions is to manage forests to maximize long-lived wood products and to minimize the risk of severe wildfires