October 2020

October 2020 Newsletter

Washington, DC Update Forest Service Proposes Updates to its Handbook and Manual AFRC Submits Data and Exclusion Request on Critical Habitat for the Spotted Owl Legal Victory: Challenge to DNR’s Management of State Trust Lands Dismissed Montana Forest Action Plan Seeks to Increase Pace, Scale of Management Washington State Releases New Forest Action Plan Roadside […]

Replace Clinton-Era Rule to Accelerate Science-based Eastside Forest Restoration

The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) today submitted comments in support of amending the Clinton-era “Wildlife Standard of the Eastside Screens,” also known as the “Eastside Screens” governing the management of national forests in Eastern and Central Oregon.  AFRC joins diverse organizations- ranging from counties to hunting and recreation groups to forestry groups- urging the […]

State Trust Land Beneficiary Coalition Wins Key Legal Victory in Thurston County

A coalition of Washington state counties, schools, fire districts and others won a key legal victory on Oct. 2 when Thurston County Judge Erik D. Price dismissed a lawsuit filed by anti-forestry groups against the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The anti-forestry groups’ lawsuit sought to undermine the DNR’s fiduciary obligations to manage Washington […]

September 2020 Newsletter

A Message from AFRC President Travis Joseph Wildfires Bring Unprecedented Devastation to the West Washington, D.C. Update Forest Service Region 6 Hits 2020 Target Court Allows New NEPA Rules to Go Into Effect AFRC Comments on Proposed Definition of “Habitat” Under the ESA AFRC Provides Creative Solutions on the Wild Rivers Coast Forest Collaborative Idaho […]