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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, Counties Challenge Delay to 2021 Northern Spotted Owl Critical Habitat Rule

The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) today joined the Association of O&C Counties and counties in Washington, Oregon, and California in challenging the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) illegal dela

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Ninth Circuit Upholds Denial of Injunction Against Brebner Flat Project on Idaho Panhandle National Forest

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on February 22 refused to halt the Brebner Flat Project on the Idaho Panhandle National Forest.  The ruling affirms a U.S. District Court’s previous denial of a prelimin

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AFRC Welcomes Woodgrain as New Member

The American Forest Resource Council proudly welcomes Woodgrain as it newest member.  With sawmills in Idaho and Oregon, the company joins a growing trade association of logging and milling operations across the West.

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Recent Newsletters

February 2021 Newsletter

Washington, DC Update President Biden's 30 by 30 Executive Order Biden Team Starts Process for Rollbacks of Regulatory Changes Western Oregon Wildfire Data Published Ninth Circuit Upholds Denial of Injunction Against Brebner Flat Proj

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January 2021 Newsletter

Washington, DC UpdateNew NSO Rule Is a Step to Restoring the Promise of the Northwest Forest PlanForest Service Signs Final Decision on Eastside Screens AmendmentEnvironmental Groups Challenge Forest Service NEPA RegulationsNational Forestry and Wil

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December 2020 Newsletter

Save the Date: AFRC Annual Meeting Set for August 2-4Washington DC UpdateHow the Biden Administration Could Influence Federal Forest PolicyScientific Rebuttal on Spotted Owls and Wildfire PublishedMission Restoration Project on the Okanogan-Wenatche

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Analysis Paralysis

Over the last 10 years, the average time for a USFS Environmental Impact Statement has grown from 817 days to 1373 days. Average time for an Environmental Assessment is now 730 days. A Categorical Exclusion now takes 183 days.

The Rim Fire

on the Stanislaus National Forest in California released over 11 million metric tons of greenhouse gas – the same pollution as 2,300,000 cars.

The U.S. Forest Service

once generated $1,000,000,000 in revenues every year, but now spends $2 for every $1 it produces.

An estimated 60-80 million

acres of our National Forests are overstocked and at risk of catastrophic wildfire, insects, and disease.

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