June 2011

Recovery Plan Unlikely to Save Spotted Owl

The American Forest Resource Council has serious concerns about the Northern Spotted Owl Final Revised Recovery Plan released today by the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). The Plan fails to meaningfully address the threat posed by the barred owl and will lead to further reductions in sustainable timber harvests from both federal and private […]

Industry Seeks Sustainable Harvest on O&C Lands

Frustration over the failure of the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to follow the law has lead the forest products industry to once again seek a Court Order directing the agency to sell timber in western Oregon.

Congress Criticizes Forest Planning Rule

Portland, OR—Forest industry leaders commented today on the significance of a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack from 59 members of Congress whose districts include over 3⁄4 of the 193 million acres of national forest and grass lands. The members of Congress are expressing concern over a Proposed Forest Planning Rule first issued in February […]