House Natural Resources Committee Hearing

AFRC praised the House Committee on Natural Resources for advancing significant legislation to improve management of federal forest lands for the benefit of rural, forested communities.

July 2013 Newsletter

Double Court Victory Snow Basin Injunction Denied DNR MM Interim Strategy Turned Back Farm Bill Passes House Call for Fire Funding Reform Wildfire and Forest Management Hearing Malheur 10-Year Stewardship Wyden Reintroduces Eastside Legislation Shortfalls on the Umpqua DNR Management Fee Increase State Funds Eastside Forestry Efforts Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie Sustainable Roads Initiative DeFazio Wins Ranking […]

Court’s Ruling in O&C Case a Victory

On June 26, a federal district court in Washington, D.C. handed down a key victory for Southwest Oregon communities that are entitled to sustained yield timber harvests from Oregon and California Railroad Grant Lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

June 2013 Newsletter

House Votes Down Farm Bill Helium, County Payments, Goods Neighbors & Wilderness Committee Hears Forest Management Issues DNR MM Strategy Comments Due Ninth Circuit Affirms Mudflow Supreme Court Vacates Sierra Framework Ninth Circuit Halts Medford BLM Sales Groups Challenge Thinning BLM Publishes Purpose & Need Statement Wilderness, River & Energy Bills Pass Senate Healthy Forest […]

New Oregon Wilderness Designations Disappoint Forest Industry

A group of forest products industry associations today expressed their disappointment that new Wilderness legislation from Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley has cleared a key Senate Committee without a meaningful legislative resolution to the paralysis affecting federal forest management and rural communities in Western Oregon.

May 2013 Newsletter

Forest Roads Bill Reintroduced Wyden O&C Framework Farm Bill Forestry Titles FY14 Appropriations Outlook New Washington Manager DNR Murrelet Long Term Strategy Social Services Support Zones Merkley Letter to Commissioners A to Z Stewardship Malheur 10-year Stewardship R-1 Litigation – Epidemic Levels Eastside Restoration Strategy Heath Named Deputy RF

Senator Wyden’s Framework for O&C Legislation

The Framework released by Senator Wyden acknowledges the need to pass legislation that “will create jobs in the woods. . .and establish a permanent and stable source of revenue for O&C counties.” We appreciate his interest in finding a lasting solution for the O&C lands that will resolve the forest and community health crisis that […]

April 2013 Newsletter

Survey & Manage Settlement Rescinded Rough & Ready Announces Closure Annual Meeting a Success Hearing on Forest Management Bills President’s Timber Budget Insect/Disease Bill Introduced Associations Weigh in on Wilderness Forest Service Adopts Objection Rule Planning Rule Correction WGA Weighs in on National Forest Management EIS Ordered on Goose Project Preliminary Injunction Filed on Snow […]

March 2013 Newsletter

Supreme Court Victory in Forest Roads Case Spotted Owl Critical Habitat Challenged Sequestration and FY13 Forest Management Budget Resolutions and Federal Forests Recent House and Senate Hearings Supreme Court Grants Petition on Framework New Blue Mountain Strategy Northern California Province Salvage Update The Bybee Project AFRC in DC Jewell Nomination and Hearing 2013 Annual Meeting