Is Power Plant Timber Controversy More About Politics Than Science?

The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) today filed a public records request with the City of Port Angeles to shed light on how city officials determined its opposition to the Power Plant timber sale on trust lands managed by the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Local activists and some local elected officials, including City […]

AFRC Asks Supreme Court to Clarify: Who Makes Public Land laws, Congress or the President?

Should a U.S. President enjoy unfettered authority to indefinitely suspend or cancel the operation of a federal law established by Congress? That’s a question the American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to answer. Today, AFRC and the Association of O&C Counties (AOCC) filed a joint petition for a writ of […]

October 2023 Newsletter

Washington DC Update Fiscal Year 2024 Appropriations Senate Energy & Natural Resources Hears Forestry Bills The AFRC Podcast: Western Forest Products and Why Japan Loves PNW Wood Forest Service Fiscal Year 2023 Wrap-up BLM Fiscal Year 2023 Wrap-up Umatilla National Forest: ‘Anthropogenic Landscapes’ Need Management Colville National Forest Hits Reset On Several Projects WA DNR […]

September 2023 Newsletter

Washington DC Update Government Shutdown Looming Forestry Bills Advance in U.S. House Senator Diane Feinstein Passes The AFRC Podcast: Forest Management at Work During 2023 Wildfire Season Federal Wildfire Commission Releases Report Forest Service Ramps Up Fuel Break Projects Magistrate Judge Issues Findings & Recommendations in Challenge to the Eastside Screens Amendment Washington Court of […]

August 2023 Newsletter

Washington DC Update: August Recess Provides Opportunities to Interact with Members, Congressional Staff The AFRC Podcast: Separation of Powers, O&C Lands and the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Fuel Reduction Supports Firefighters, Protects Communities During Oregon’s Flat Fire Favorable Decision Upholding Three Projects on the Fremont-Winema National Forest Forest Service awards first G-Z Service Contract AFRC and […]

July 2023 Newsletter

AFRC President Travis Joseph Appointed to NWFP Advisory Committee The AFRC Podcast: U.S. Senator Steve Daines Washington, DC Update House Interior Appropriations Federal wildland firefighter salaries Manchin and Barrasso weigh in on Forest Service ANPR AFRC Provides Blueprint for Climate Smart Forestry D.C. Circuit Court Reverses Judge Leon’s Rulings Regarding the O&C Act’s Sustained-Yield Mandate […]

AFRC Comments on D.C. Circuit Opinion on O&C Lands, Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

American Forest Resource Council President (AFRC) Travis Joseph had the following to say regarding the D.C. Circuit’s opinion on the Obama-era expansion of the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument (CSNM) and the 2016 Resource Management Plans for Western Oregon O&C Lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM): “Our litigation regarding Western Oregon O&C Lands […]

June 2023 Newsletter

Washington, DC Update AFRC in DC Farm Bill/Forestry Reforms BLM Conservation Rule The AFRC Podcast: NEPA Reforms in Fiscal Responsibility Act Washington Political Update Ninth Circuit Victory! AFRC and MLA Successfully Defend the Flathead Revised Forest Plan Hearing Scheduled in a Challenge to Timber Stand and Wildlife Habitat Improvement Projects on the Fremont-Winema National Forest […]

Ninth Circuit Upholds Flathead Revised Forest Plan, Allowing Forest Management Projects to Proceed

The Ninth Circuit today upheld the Flathead National Forest’s Revised Forest Plan, allowing forest management projects that were developed under the new plan to proceed. The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) and the Montana Logging Association participated in the litigation as Intervenors in support of the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. […]

May 2023 Newsletter

Washington, DC Update Fiscal Responsibility Act Senate Energy and Natural Resources Markup House Natural Resources Committee Hearings and Markup The AFRC Podcast: BLM Conservation Rule Judge Christensen Holds that the Forest Service May Continue to Use Aerial Fire Retardants to Fight Wildfires Ninth Circuit Holds Oral Argument in the Challenge to the Revised Flathead National […]