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

Is Power Plant Timber Controversy More About Politics Than Science?

The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) today filed a public records request with the City of Port Angeles to shed light on how city officials determined its opposition to the Power Plant timber sale on trust lands m

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AFRC Asks Supreme Court to Clarify: Who Makes Public Land laws, Congress or the President?

Should a U.S. President enjoy unfettered authority to indefinitely suspend or cancel the operation of a federal law established by Congress? That’s a question the American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) is asking th

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AFRC Comments on D.C. Circuit Opinion on O&C Lands, Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

American Forest Resource Council President (AFRC) Travis Joseph had the following to say regarding the D.C. Circuit’s opinion on the Obama-era expansion of the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument (CSNM) and the 2016 Res

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Recent Newsletters

October 2023 Newsletter

Washington DC Update Fiscal Year 2024 Appropriations Senate Energy & Natural Resources Hears Forestry Bills The AFRC Podcast: Western Forest Products and Why Japan Loves PNW Wood Forest Service Fiscal Year 2023 Wrap-up BL

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September 2023 Newsletter

Washington DC Update Government Shutdown Looming Forestry Bills Advance in U.S. House Senator Diane Feinstein Passes The AFRC Podcast: Forest Management at Work During 2023 Wildfire Season Federal Wildfire Commission Releases

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August 2023 Newsletter

Washington DC Update: August Recess Provides Opportunities to Interact with Members, Congressional Staff The AFRC Podcast: Separation of Powers, O&C Lands and the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Fuel Reduction Supports Firefighters,

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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