Newsletters

January 2022 Newsletter

  • Registration Now Open for 2022 Annual Meeting (In-Person)
  • Washington, DC Update
  • Ninth Circuit Vacates Denial of Preliminary Injunction Projects Overlapping with Southern Sierra Nevada Fisher Population
  • Forest Service Begins Eastside Screens Monitoring
  • Region 1 Looks to Ramp Up Management Despite Obstacles
  • AFRC Weighs in on Washington State’s “Climate Commitment Act” Plan
  • Washington Legislative Update
  • AFRC and Lewis County Move to Intervene to Defend Washington DNR’s Point Blank Timber Sale
  • Fourth Circuit Remands the Mountain Valley Pipeline Across the Jefferson National Forest Based on Violations of the 2012 Forest Planning Rule

December 2021 Newsletter

  • Washington, DC Update
  • OSHA Vaccine Mandate Heads to U.S. Supreme Court, While Federal Contractor/Subcontractor Vaccine Mandate Remains Enjoined
  • Judge Molloy Rejects Plaintiffs’ Attempt to Revisit Flathead Forest Plan Litigation
  • Judge Aiken Enjoins Hwy 46 and Lang Dam Projects on Willamette National Forest
  • AFRC Comments on Proposed Critical Habitat for the Coastal Marten
  • AFRC and CalForest Comment on Proposed Critical Habitat for Southern Sierra Pacific Fisher
  • Foothill Yellow-Legged Frog Proposed for Listing under the ESA
  • ODF Federal Forest Restoration Program Update
  • The Twisp Restoration Project Saga-Part II: Picking up the Pieces
  • Washington State Department of Natural Resources Sustainable Harvest Planning
  • Cut It, Graze It or Burn It
  • Developing the Next Generation of Forestry and Natural Resource Leaders

November 2021 Newsletter

  • Washington, DC Update
  • Judge Leon Finally Issues O&C Lands/Resource Management Plans Challenge Remedy Decision
  • FWS Publishes Replacement Rule for Northern Spotted Owl Critical Habitat
  • AFRC, Kootenai Forest Stakeholders Coalition, and Lincoln County Intervene to Defend Ripley Project
  • Region 1 Moving Forward with Fire Salvage
  • AFRC, FFRC Comment on Phase 1 of CEQ’s NEPA Reform
  • Franz Announces Keeping Washington Evergreen Legislation

October 2021 Newsletter

  • Washington, DC Update
  • Washington State Supreme Court Holds Oral Argument in Case Challenging Timber Management on DNR Trust Lands
  • USFS and BLM FY 2021 wrap-up
  • Biden Administration Regulatory Update
  • Judge Leon Declines to Enjoin Rules Delaying Effective Date of 2021 Northern Spotted Owl Critical Habitat Designation
  • AFRC Holds Fall Meeting in Missoula
  • National Conservation Legacy Center Making Progress

September 2021 Newsletter

  • New! The AFRC Podcast
  • Washington, DC Update
  • Biden Administration Issues Sweeping COVID-19 Mandates for Federal Contractors
  • AFRC Submits Comments on the Northern Spotted Owl Critical Habitat Rule
  • AFRC Moves for a Preliminary Injunction in its Challenge to NSO Critical Habitat Delay Rules
  • Biden Administration Repeals Trump Era Migratory Bird Treaty Act Rules
  • Report Details Economic Losses from 2020 Oregon Wildfires
  • AFRC Successfully Intervenes to Defend the End of the World/Hungry Ridge Projects on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest
  • The Twisp Restoration Project Saga

August 2021 Newsletter

  • Washington DC Update
  • Tom Partin: Wildfires and Litigation-Both “Out of Control”
  • Magistrate Judge Clarke Upholds BLM’s North Landscape Project
  • Malheur National Forest Implements Firewise Project to Protect Community
  • AFRC and OFIC Moved to Intervene in Challenge to FWS’s “Not Warranted” Finding for Red Tree Vole
  • AFRC Congratulates Sara Ghafouri on New Role: General Counsel

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