Newsletters

May 2024 Newsletter

  • AFRC Wraps up 2024 Annual Meeting, “The Future of Public Forest Management”
  • Washington DC Update
    • Forest Service Budget Hearings
    • House Natural Resources Hearing on Westerman Forestry Legislation
    • BLM Conservation Rule
    • Mature and Old Growth
  • The AFRC Podcast: NWTF and Tackling the Nation’s Wildfire Crisis
  • BLM Finalizes Conservation and Land Health Rule
  • EPA Report Echoes Concerns with Aging Forests
  • King County Judge’s Decision on Wishbone Timber Sale Takes Problematic View on Climate Change Impacts
  • Thurston County Judge Rules Against AFRC’s Challenge to DNR’s Carbon Project
  • AFRC Members Featured in Rick Dancer Truth About Timber Video Series
  • FWS, NMFS Issue Final Rules Amending the Endangered Species Act’s Implementing Regulations
  • AFRC Meets With Region 1 PODS
  • AFRC and Mountain States Legal Foundation Partner to Combat NEPA Overreach in the U.S. Supreme Court

April 2024 Newsletter

  • Washington DC Update
    • Federal government avoids shutdown
    • Congressional hearings
    • Congress Weighs in on Mature and Old Growth Rule
  • The AFRC Podcast: Why Timber Supply Matters in Public Lands Management
  • Mid-year Federal Timber Program Update
  • The U.S. Supreme Court Denies AFRC’s Petition for Writ of Certiorari on its O&C Act Lands Case
  • The Ninth Circuit Rules in Favor of the Tecuya Ridge Project
  • Medford BLM Moves Ahead on Plan to Treat Douglas-fir Mortality in Southwest Oregon
  • Washington Legislative Recap
  • AFRC Defends the BLM’s N126 Late-Successional Reserve Landscape Scale Project
  • Blues Plan Revision Team Releases Draft Assessment
  • Two Plants Announce Closures in Montana

March 2024 Newsletter

  • Washington DC Update
    • Farm Bill prospects look dim
    • Vilsack appears before House Agriculture Committee
  • The AFRC Podcast: Rep. Cliff Bentz on the U.S. Supreme Court, Antiquities Act, O&C Timberlands
  • Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez Added to AFRC Annual Meeting Agenda
  • New Lawsuit Challenges Forest Service Timber Targets
  • AFRC Argues Before the Ninth Circuit Defending the Tecuya Project
  • Lolo Plan Revision Team Releases Proposed Action
  • Case Study Illustrates Climate Benefits of Harvesting DNR State Trust Lands
  • Washington State Legislative Update
  • AFRC Files an Amicus Curiae Brief In Support of Three Projects on the Fremont-Winema National Forest

February 2024 Newsletter

  • Speaker Update; Register and Book Your Room Today for the 2024 AFRC Annual Meeting
  • Washington DC Update
  • AFRC Submits Comments on Multiple Forest Service Plan Amendments
  • The AFRC Podcast: Biden Old Growth Policy – What Does It Mean for Forest Management?
  • Northwest Forest Plan Advisory Committee Meets in Eugene
  • Forest Service Publishes Old Growth Threat Assessment
  • New Video: How Managing Forests and Using Wood Benefits the Climate
  • Twisp Project and Condition-Based Management Upheld
  • Ridge Creek and East Fork Fire Salvage Moving Forward
  • Washington Legislature Convenes for Short Session, Counties Respond to CCA Set-Aside of State Trust Lands
  • Washington DNR Holds Second Round of Scoping for Eastern Washington SHC
  • AFRC Joins Amicus Curiae Coalition Brief in Seminal Case About Washington Tree Fall Liability

December 2023 Newsletter

  • Registration for AFRC’s Annual Meeting is Now Open
  • The AFRC Podcast: Travis Joseph Previews 2024 Timber, Lumber and Public Lands Issues
  • Washington DC Update
    • Continuing Resolution
    • Wilderness bills advance in Senate Committee
    • Congressional reaction to Forest Service Old Growth rulemaking
  • Members of Congress and National Organizations Show Strong Support for AFRC’s Petition in the United States Supreme Court
  • Forest Service Publishes Multiple Planning Notices, Including NOI on Old Growth
  • BLM Reduces Timber Program
  • Collaborative Project on Willamette National Forest Moves Forward
  • South Plateau Project in Montana near Yellowstone National Park Challenged
  • Fish & Wildlife Service Publishes Draft Lynx Recovery Plan
  • DNR identifies 2,000 acres to set aside with Climate Commitment Act funding
  • USFS Region 1 Holds Annual Meeting for Timber Purchasers

November 2023 Newsletter

  • Washington DC Update
    • Continuing Resolution
    • Forest Service Mature and Old Growth Threat Assessment
    • Senate ENR Markup
  • The AFRC Podcast: Montana’s Bruce and Chas Vincent- Adaptive Management, Grizzlies, and Overcoming Anti-Forestry Litigation
  • Northwest Forest Plan Advisory Committee Meets in Seattle, Amendment on the Horizon
  • AFRC and AOCC Ask the U.S. Supreme Court to Reconsider the Expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument and the BLM’s Resource Management Plans
  • Pacific Legal Foundation and AFRC Submit an Amicus Brief in Support of Challenge to Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Expansions
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Publishes Barred Owl Removal Strategy and Draft EIS
  • AFRC Moves to Intervene in Defense of the BLM’s N126 Late-Successional Reserve Landscape Scale Project
  • Federal Timber Purchaser Committee Meets in Erie, Pennsylvania
  • AFRC Hold Purchaser Meetings With Region 1 PODS
  • Election for Washington Commissioner of Public Lands Takes Shape
  • Tahoe Forest Products Joins AFRC
  • AFRC Holds 5th Emerging Leaders Program in Missoula

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 Starts Second Quarter with a Burst of Volume

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 Appeals Dismisses Center for Responsible Forestry’s About Time Timber Sale Appeal
  • AFRC and Members Present to REAL Montana

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 AOCC Successfully Intervene to Defend the BLM’s Integrated Vegetation Management for Resilient Lands Project
  • AFRC Submits an Amicus Curiae Brief in Support of the Twisp Project
  • Washington State Board of Natural Resources 2023 Retreat
  • Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision Rises Again
  • Okanogan-Wenatchee Timber Program Ramping Up

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
  • Hearing Held on Three Timber Stand and Wildlife Habitat Improvement CE Projects
  • Judge Jones Dismisses AFRC and City of Forks in a Challenge Against Washington DNR
  • AFRC Visits Western Montana Forests