Newsletters

July 2021 Newsletter

  • AFRC Annual Meeting: See You in Stevenson
  • Washington DC Update
  • Hazard Tree Removal Litigated
  • Roadside Hazard Removal and Public Access is Under Attack
  • AFRC Staff and Members Tour Developing Montana Projects
  • Montana-DNRC, Custer Gallatin Working Group Members Defend Forest Projects
  • Judge Denies Industry Coalition Intervention to Defend Wolf Delisting

June 2021 Newsletter

  • Rep. Bruce Westerman to Keynote 2021 AFRC Annual Meeting
  • Washington DC Update
  • New Post-fire Spotted Owl Research
  • AFRC, FFRC and ALC Successfully Intervene in Defense of the Forest Service’s NEPA Rule
  • Judge Molloy Issues Mixed Ruling in the Challenge to Revised Flathead Forest Plan
  • Magistrate Judge Upholds the South Fork Stillaguamish Vegetation Project
  • Judge Kasubhai Issues Mixed Ruling on the Thurston Hills Project
  • Washington DNR Fiscal Year 2021 Timber Sale Wrap Up
  • AFRC Visits Montana Western POD Forests

May 2021 Newsletter

  • AFRC Annual Meeting (In Person) – Registration Open!
  • Washington DC Update
  • Demand for Timber Salvage in Western Oregon Remains High
  • FWS Oregon & Northwest Offices Play Politics with NSO Critical Habitat
  • AFRC and Partners Educate Fourth Circuit on 2012 Planning Rule and Importance of Site-Specific Amendments
  • Pettijohn Victory After More than a Decade
  • The White House’s “Preliminary Report” on the 30 x 30 Conservation Initiative
  • AFRC Tours the Twisp Project
  • AFRC Joins Coalition to Defend Wolf De-Listing
  • Kameron Schroeder Joins AFRC as Summer Law Clerk

April 2021 Newsletter

  • Agenda Taking Shape for 2021 AFRC Annual Meeting
  • Washington DC Update
  • Fish & Wildlife Doubles Down on Illegal Delay to NSO Critical Habitat Rule
  • AFRC Begins Field Review of River Democracy Act
  • AFRC Intervenes in Challenge to Bear Grub and Round Oak Projects
  • Western Oregon Fire Salvage Update
  • AFRC and FFRC Submit Joint Comments on Climate-Smart Practices
  • Washington Legislative Recap
  • WA DNR Continues Work on Trust Land Performance Assessment
  • Regional Forester Issues Responses to Forest Plan Objections
  • AFRC Adds to Growing Membership

March 2021 Newsletter

  • Save the Date: AFRC Annual Meeting Set for August 2-4
  • Washington DC Update
  • AFRC in the News
  • Owl Lawsuits on Both Coasts
  • Barred Owl Removal Experiment Update
  • U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Questions Use of Antiquities Act
  • USDA Requests Public Comments on Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis
  • Lincoln County, Montana Project Receives Grant
  • Supreme Court: Draft Biological Opinions Exempt from FOIA Disclosure
  • AFRC Revamps Website to Highlight Forest Management Solutions

February 2021 Newsletter

  • Washington DC Update
  • President Biden’s 30 by 30 Executive Order
  • Biden Team Starts Process for Rollbacks of Regulatory Changes
  • Western Oregon Wildfire Data Published
  • Ninth Circuit Upholds Denial of Injunction Against Brebner Flat Project
  • South Plateau Project Deserves Public Support
  • Washington State DNR Timber Sale Update

January 2021 Newsletter

  • 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
  • Environmental Groups Challenge Forest Service NEPA Regulations
  • National Forestry and Wildlife Coalition Supports Forest Restoration in Indiana
  • AFRC Seeks to Defend the South Fork Stillaguamish Vegetation Project on the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
  • WCSN Launches New Website – DNRtrustlands.org
  • Washington State Legislative Update
  • OK-Wen National Forest Testing Condition Based Management

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 Hiring – Southwest Oregon Field Forester

November 2020 Newsletter

  • Washington, DC Update
  • Forest Service Final NEPA Rule Published in Federal Register
  • New Data Illustrates Wildfire Impacts to BLM Lands
  • Federal Timber Purchasers Committee Meeting
  • The Middle May Timber Sale and Reiter Foothills Saga Continues
  • Washington State Political Updates
  • AFRC’s Forest Products and Carbon Committee
  • Custer-Gallatin Conducts Forest Plan Resolution Meetings
  • Advocates Press for Government Transparency Before the Supreme Court

October 2020 Newsletter

  • Washington, DC Update
  • Forest Service Proposes Updates to its Handbook and Manual
  • AFRC Submits Data and Exclusion Request on Critical Habitat for the Spotted Owl
  • Legal Victory: Challenge to DNR’s Management of State Trust Lands Dismissed
  • Montana Forest Action Plan Seeks to Increase Pace, Scale of Management
  • Washington State Releases New Forest Action Plan
  • Roadside Hazards Persist in Light of Ninth Circuit Ruling
  • AFRC Submits Comments on the Eastside Screens EA
  • Environmental Groups Seek to Reverse BLM Decisions Under Pendley
  • Amanda Astor Moving to AOL, Stays in Forest Products Family