June 2021

U.S. Senate ‘Wild & Scenic’ Bill Makes Oregon Vulnerable to More Wildfire and Smoke

Oregon would be less safe from wildfire and smoke under congressional legislation to restrict forest thinning and management activities on approximately 3 million acres of federal lands under the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, according to testimony from the American Forest Resource Council (AFRC). The bill, S.192, is co-sponsored by Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and […]

Magistrate Judge rejects key claims against Bureau of Land Management’s Thurston Hills Project

U.S. Magistrate Judge Mustafa Kasubhai today issued a preliminary ruling on the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Pedal Power timber sale near Springfield, determining the BLM adequately analyzed and disclosed how the trail development, timber harvest, and reforestation efforts would affect the level of fire hazard and risk to the local community. The Magistrate Judge’s […]

May 2021 Newsletter

Our May 2021 newsletter includes an updates on the AFRC annual meeting agenda, forest management discussions in Congress, demand for timber salvage, NSO critical habitat, legal win on Shasta-Trinity National Forest and more.