December 2013 Newsletter

ENR Markup of Key Forestry Titles No O&C Data Yet Baucus to China AFRC Files Amicus Brief Temporary Flooding Ruled a Taking N. California FY13 Target Accomplishments House Looks at ESA Again Committee Considers Nominations

Industry Responds to Likely Senate Committee Passage of Wyden Eastside Legislation

Tom Partin, President of the American Forest Resource Council, issued the following statement regarding the likely passage of the “Oregon Eastside Forest Restoration, Old Growth Protection, and Jobs Act of 2013” (S. 1301) by Senator Ron Wyden’s Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Thursday, December 19.

November 2013 Newsletter

Wyden O&C Legislation Senate Constituent and Colleague Letters Committee Examines Budgets/Wildfire Southwest Oregon Fire Salvage D-Bug Project Update Challenged Thinning Project Charred OESF Draft EIS Released Boise Innovative Appeal Resolution Forest Service FY13 Timber Sales Results Hearing on Public Lands Bills Appropriations Committee Reshuffling BLM Hosts Community Listening Sessions

Wyden Bill – Next Step in O&C Land Discussions

On November 26, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden released his long-awaited legislative proposal for reforming the management of Western Oregon’s O&C forest lands. It follows the recent passage of the bipartisan O&C Trust, Conservation and Jobs Act resulting from a compromise forged by Congressmen Peter DeFazio, Greg Walden, and Kurt Schrader.

October 2013 Newsletter

Contract Suspensions Overturned AFRC in DC Farm Bill to Conference Yosemite Rim Fire Salvage Bill Gifford Pinchot Collaboration Paul Cole: 1926-2013

Industry Seeks Injunction on Contract Suspensions

On October 14, purchasers of federal timber sales and stewardship contracts filed suit against the Forest Service and BLM asking the Oregon Federal District Court to enjoin the agencies from suspending timber contracts during the government shutdown.

September 2013 Newsletter

Federal Forest Legislation Passes House Administration Threatens 1526 Veto Helium Reserves Rescue Counties Forest Service and the CR Debt Limit Letter Malheur 10-year Stewardship Awarded A to Z Awarded Bybee Decision Forest Roads Case Resuscitated Barred Owl Decision Signed Logger Safety Initiative Kootenai/Panhandle Management Plans Molinelli Joins AFRC

Federal Forest Legislation Passes House

Tom Partin, AFRC President, issued the following statement regarding House passage of H.R. 1526, the Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act: We commend the House of Representatives, including Natural Resources Chairman Doc Hastings (R-WA), for its leadership in passing the Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act (H.R. 1526). H.R. 1526 represents a long-term, […]

August 2013 Newsletter

Fire Money Runs Out Western Oregon Wildfire Update N. California Fires Continue The Slow Wheels of Justice Rio Climax Project Upheld Lawsuit Against SPI Dismissed Forest Management Reform Urged Counties Say Bill Falls Short Eastside Restoration Strategy Field Hearing on Collaboratives Timber Contract Liability Creep Forest Service Money Returned Pilot Thompson Decision Elliott Parcels Sale […]