January 2021

January 2021 Newsletter

The January 2021 newsletter includes a Washington, DC update; New NSO Rule Is a Step to Restoring the Promise of the Northwest Forest Plan; Forest Service Signs Final Decision on Eastside Screens Amendment; and more.

NSO Critical Habitat: Myths and Facts

On January 13, 2021 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a rule designating more than 6.1 million acres of critical habitat for the Northern Spotted Owl (NSO).  Anti-forestry groups are making false claims about what the rule means for owls and our forests.  Learn the truth.   MYTH: This rule reduces protections for the Northern […]

Northern Spotted Owl “Critical Habitat” Rule Aligns Policy with Law and Science

The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) today said a new rule finalized by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) will better align Northern Spotted Owl (NSO) critical habitat with federal law and modern forest science at a time when unprecedented and severe wildfires threaten both owls and people from Northern California to Washington State. […]

December 2020 Newsletter

Save the Date: AFRC Annual Meeting Set for August 2-4 Washington DC Update How the Biden Administration Could Influence Federal Forest Policy Scientific Rebuttal on Spotted Owls and Wildfire Published Mission Restoration Project on the Okanogan-Wenatchee Gets the Greenlight Kootenai Wildland Urban Interface Shared Stewardship Collaboratives Creating Momentum for Management on the Caribou-Targhee AFRC is […]