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

Anti-Forestry Rally in Downtown Portland: Misguided Policy Will Lead to More Wildfire and Smoke

Under the guise of "protecting" mature and old growth forests, several anti-forestry groups today are holding a rally in downtown Portland to pressure the Biden Administration and the U.S. Forest Service to issue new reg

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Washington DNR fails to disclose environmental, social impacts of carbon scheme

The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is rushing to approve a project to lease state trust lands to a private interest without conducting a thorough environmental review, and the agency is failing to consi

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The Facts About Flat Country

After organizing a kayak “flotilla” to protest the Willamette National Forest’s Flat Country project, anti-forestry activists continue to make false and misleading statements about the project. Here are the facts:

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Recent Newsletters

October 2022 Newsletter

Vote: The 2022 Elections Will be Critical to Industry’s Future The AFRC Podcast: Travis Joseph discusses the Pacific Northwest's timber supply squeeze Fiscal Year 2022 Wrap-up: Pacific Northwest (USFS Region 6 and BLM) Fiscal Year 2022

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September 2022 Newsletter

Washington DC Update Senate hearing on forestry, public lands bills Congress Passes Continuing Resolution Two Beaverhead-Deerlodge Projects Moving Forward BLM Timber Salvage Wrap-up The AFRC Podcast: CalForests' Matt Dias- A

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August 2022 Newsletter

AFRC Submits Comments on Federal Old Growth and Mature Forests The AFRC Podcast: FFRC's Bill Imbergamo- Defining "Old Growth" when our forests are burning Oregon's Rum Creek Fire Reveals Risks of New Wilderness Proposals Washington DC Up

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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