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

Federal Judge Allows Pintler Face Project on Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest to Proceed

The Pintler Face Project on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest can proceed with commercial timber harvest activities after U.S. District Court Judge Dana Christensen today denied, in part, a motion for a preliminar

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Proposed Closure of 77,000 Acres of Public Working Forests Threatens Critical Washington State Services and Jobs

Washington faces significant social and economic risks if anti-forestry groups are successful in pushing the Board of Natural Resources and candidates for Commissioner of Public Lands to close an additional 77,000 acres

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Supreme Court To Hear Critical Case On NEPA’s Scope And Application

On a matter of vital importance, the Supreme Court of the United States today granted certiorari in the case of Seven County Infrastructure Coalition v. Eagle County, Colorado. This case presents a crucial opportunity to

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Recent Newsletters

July 2024 Newsletter

Washington DC Update Fix our Forests Act Wyden’s River Democracy Act Congressional reaction to Biden Administration Old Growth Rule 6th Emerging Leaders Program, Sept 12-13, Springfield The AFRC Podcast: Blending Indigenous

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June 2024 Newsletter

Washington DC Update Farm Bill Committee Hearings 6th Emerging Leaders Program, Sept 12-13, Springfield The AFRC Podcast: U.S. Forest Service Invests in Wood Innovation Research Assesses Constraints on Mechanical Treatment to

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May 2024 Newsletter

AFRC Wraps up 2024 Annual Meeting, “The Future of Public Forest Management” Washington DC Update Forest Service Budget Hearings House Natural Resources Hearing on Westerman Forestry Legislation BLM Conservation Rule Mature an

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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