March 2020

Gov. Inslee approves Washington forest industry carbon bill

Note: This is a joint press release with the Washington Forest Protection Association Today, Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law ESSHB 2528, legislation acknowledging the essential role Washington state’s forestry industry and working forests play in removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, and establishing it is in the public’s interest to support all aspects of […]

Global warming mitigating role of working forests in Washington state

Washington is the second largest producer of wood products in the United States, including sawn lumber and plywood. This study from the University of Washington sets out to understand the role of Washington’s working forests in mitigating global warming. A comprehensive analysis of the region-specific private forestland is performed, taking into account current growth and […]

AFRC: Forest Products, Workers Are Critical Infrastructure in COVID-19 Response

The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) is working to ensure the forest products industry and its employees can continue to operate and help meet the nation’s needs as local, state and federal governments respond to the global COVID-19 epidemic. On March 18, AFRC joined the Federal Forest Resource Coalition in urging the U.S. Department of […]