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 Welcomes Montana's F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Co. as New Member

The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) proudly welcomes F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Co. as its newest member. This fully integrated forest products company operates a sawmill near Columbia Falls, MT and sustainab

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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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Recent Newsletters

March 2021 Newsletter

Save the Date: AFRC Annual Meeting Set for August 2-4 Washington DC Update AFRC in the News Owl Lawsuits on Both Coasts Barred Owl Removal Experiment Update U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Questions Use of Antiquities Act USDA

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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 Proje

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January 2021 Newsletter

Washington, DC Update New NSO Rule Is a Step to Restoring the Promise of the Northwest Forest Plan Forest Service Signs Final Decision on Eastside Screens Amendment Environmental Groups Challenge Forest Service NEPA Regulations National Fores

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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