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, Eastern Oregon Counties Defend U.S. Forest Service’s ‘Eastside Screens’ Amendment

Today, the American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) and Eastern Oregon Counties Association filed an opposition brief in a federal lawsuit seeking to vacate the U.S. Forest Service’s “Eastside Screens” Amendment tha

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Brief: Senate Committee Considers Bill Ensuring Transparency, Accountability in Leasing of State Trust Lands

The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks today held a hearing on SB 5254, a bipartisan bill to ensure transparency, accountability and public involvement in the leasing of state trust lan

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District Court Rules in Favor of Tecuya Ridge Shaded Fuelbreak Project on Los Padres National Forest

An effort to reduce wildfire risks on the Los Padres National Forest and protect nearby communities can proceed after U.S. District Court Judge Virginia Phillips today ruled in favor of the U.S. Forest Service’s Tecuya

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Recent Newsletters

February 2023 Newsletter

Washington DC Update AFRC Annual Meeting – Register and Book Your Room at Skamania Lodge The AFRC Podcast: Todd Payne and Sierra Pacific Industries expansion in Oregon Washington Legislative Update Forest Service Announces FY23 Timb

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January 2023 Newsletter

Registration for AFRC’s Annual Meeting is Now Open! The AFRC Podcast: Montana DNRC's Amanda Kaster and Success with Cross-Boundary Forestry Washington DC Update Biden Administration Announces New Priority Landscapes to Reduce Wildfire

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December 2022 Newsletter

Save the Date: AFRC’s Annual Meeting, April 11-13 Washington DC Update The AFRC Podcast: Duane Vaagen and "A to Z" NWFP Monitoring Report: Wildfires Leading Cause of Old Growth Forest Loss Flat Country Project Decision Withdrawn

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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