March 2013

March 2013 Newsletter

Supreme Court Victory in Forest Roads Case Spotted Owl Critical Habitat Challenged Sequestration and FY13 Forest Management Budget Resolutions and Federal Forests Recent House and Senate Hearings Supreme Court Grants Petition on Framework New Blue Mountain Strategy Northern California Province Salvage Update The Bybee Project AFRC in DC Jewell Nomination and Hearing 2013 Annual Meeting

Lawsuit Filed on Owl Critical Habitat

On March 21, the American Forest Resource Council joined the Carpenters Industrial Council, Siskiyou County, California, and a group of forest products manufacturers and private forest landowners in a lawsuit to overturn the latest Northern Spotted Owl critical habitat designation. The case was filed in federal District Court in Washington, D.C., against the Secretary of […]

Industry Comments on Senate County Payments Hearing

On March 19, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing entitled “Keeping the Commitment to Rural Communities” to review the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (SRS) and Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) county payment programs.