March 2018

March 2018 Newsletter

President Signs Fire Borrowing “Fix,” Management Reforms Washington Legislative Recap Oregon Legislative Recap Westside Fire Recovery Litigation Settles Remainder of Tower/Grizzly Case Dismissed after 9th Circuit Win AFRC Lends Support in Moonlight Fire Petition to Supreme Court Forest Service Use of Pod or Zone Concept Changes to Forest Service Bid Form and New Contract Provisions […]

AFRC Applauds Bipartisan Agreement on Federal Wildfire Funding, Forest Management Solutions

The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC), a trade association representing Pacific Northwest logging and milling companies, today applauded a bipartisan agreement to include federal wildfire suppression and forest management reforms in the omnibus spending package. “This agreement recognizes that fixing our broken system of forest management is not a partisan issue,” said AFRC President Travis […]

Case Dismissed Against Post-Fire Projects on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests

A lawsuit, challenging two post-fire projects on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests (IPNF), has been dismissed  by the plaintiff after courts refused its requests for an injunction.  The group attempted to stop work on both the Tower Fire Salvage Project and Grizzly Fire Salvage Restoration Project, which the U.S. Forest Service brought to implementation within […]

Oregon Legislature Approves Bill Promoting ‘Good Neighbor Authority’ to Improve Management of Federal Forest Lands

In the final hours of the 2018 session the Oregon Legislature overwhelmingly approved legislation to prioritize the use of “Good Neighbor Authority” (GNA), a federal policy allowing the state to increase the pace, scale, and quality of forest management activities on federally-owned forest lands. The legislation (HB 4118) was passed after Oregon experienced a severe […]

February 2018 Newsletter

AFRC Annual Meeting – April 3-5 Washington State Legislative Update Supreme Court Slams Door on White Castle Sale AFRC Appeals Elk Camel Protest Denial Region 6 Holds Environmental Analysis & Decision-making Roundtable AFRC Staff Attorney Sara Ghafouri Testifies in Support of Oregon’s GNA Bill Region 1 Salvage Update AFRC Welcomes New Field Forester Amanda Astor