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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Wood: Nature's Building Material

Renewable, durable, climate-friendly and essential


Recent Press Releases

CORRIM: The Plant a Trillion Trees Campaign to Reduce Global Warming –Fleshing Out the Concept

The following is a press release from the Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials (CORRIM). The full study can be accessed here. CORRIM: The Plant a Trillion Trees Campaign to Reduce Global Warming

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Less than five percent of burned BLM lands will be salvaged after Holiday Farm Fire

Dead and dying trees will be removed on less than five percent of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands impacted by the Holiday Farm Fire, according to a plan released by the agency on April 27. The BLM’s plan calls

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AFRC Welcomes Montana’s RY Timber as New Member

The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) proudly welcomes RY Timber as its newest member.  The company currently operates a stud mill in Livingston, Montana, and is one of the top structural lumber manufacturers in t

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Recent Newsletters

April 2021 Newsletter

Agenda Taking Shape for 2021 AFRC Annual Meeting Washington DC Update Fish & Wildlife Doubles Down on Illegal Delay to NSO Critical Habitat Rule AFRC Begins Field Review of River Democracy Act AFRC Intervenes in Challenge to Bear

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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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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