American Forest Resource Council

About AFRC

A Message from the President

At AFRC, we are passionate about what we do – which is advocate for responsible management of our public forestlands. We strongly believe that active management of our public forests is the right thing to do – for the environment, for the economy, and for the future. Our work is inspired by AFRC members’ commitment to community, honesty and hard work, and their love of the outdoors.

Travis Joseph

Mission Statement

AFRC is a regional trade association whose purpose is to advocate for sustained yield timber harvests on public timberlands throughout the West to enhance forest health and resistance to fire, insects, and disease. We do this by promoting active management to attain productive public forests, protect adjoining private forests, and assure community stability. We work to improve federal and state laws, regulations, policies and decisions regarding access to and management of public forest lands and protection of all forest lands.

The ultimate goal of AFRC’s programs and initiatives is to advance our members’ ability to practice socially and scientifically responsible forestry on both public and private forest lands.  For more information on the benefits of AFRC membership, click here.

How to Become a Member

The AFRC membership is made up of manufacturers and companies that work directly in or represent the forest products industry. Membership categories include:

  • Manufacturers of lumber, plywood and other forest products.
  • Producers of logs, pilings, poles, pulpwood, chips and other forest products.
  • Forestland owners.
  • Law firms, consultants, bonding companies and insurance agencies that represent the forest products industry

If you would like more information on becoming a member, email or call our office at (503) 222-9505.

Our Members