American Forest Resource Council

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March 2021 Newsletter

Our March 2021 newsletter includes a Washington DC update, an overview of Spotted Owl lawsuits, a Barred Owl removal update, developments in the U.S. Supreme Court, and a look at how Lincoln County, Montana is working to improve forest health.

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February 2021 Newsletter

Our February 2021 newsletter includes a Washington DC update, the latest on President Biden's 30 by 30 Executive Order and regulatory review process. Also, Western Oregon wildfire data has been published, Ninth Circuit upholds denial of injunction against Brebner Flat Project, and more.

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January 2021 Newsletter

The January 2021 newsletter includes a 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; and more.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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September 2020 Newsletter

A Message from AFRC President Travis Joseph Wildfires Bring Unprecedented Devastation to the West Washington, D.C. Update Forest Service Region 6 Hits 2020 Target Court Allows New NEPA Rules to Go Into Effect AFRC Comments on Proposed Definition of “Habitat” Under the ESA AFRC Provides Creative Solutions on the Wild...

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August 2020 Newsletter

Washington, DC Update U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Issues Two Proposed Rules for Critical Habitat Forest Service Publishes Eastside Screens Amendment EA Washington State Update – Board of Natural Resources “Retreat” DNR Lands in Snohomish County’s Reiter Foothills Forest Service Region 1 Reaches Timber Targets Despite Obstacles District Court Upholds...

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July 2020 Newsletter

AFRC Supports Modernizing BLM Forest Management Rules Washington, D.C. Update New NEPA Regulations Finalized; A Hundred Lawsuits Bloom Forest Service Releases Bioregional Assessment DNR Litigation Update: A Significant Early Victory Brebner Flat Project is Cleared to Proceed with Operations The Crystal Clear Restoration Project Litigation Battle Continues Post-Fire Management Science...

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June 2020 Newsletter

A Message from AFRC President Travis Joseph AFRC 2020 Annual Meeting Postponed Washington, D.C. Update SCOTUS Opinion Protects Forest Service Jurisdiction Over NFS Lands Tenth Circuit Upholds the Hyde Park WUI and Pacheco Canyon Forest Resiliency Projects Under the Farm Bill Insect and Disease CE Montana Logging Association and AFRC...

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May 2020 Newsletter

Washington DC Update BLM Seeks to ‘Modernize” Rules Relating to Admin. Protests; Proposes expanded Salvage CE Eastside Screens Plan Amendment Ninth Circuit Speedily Rejects Challenge to BLM’s Resource Management Plan Split Populations Create Split Listing Determinations for Pacific Fisher Industry Coalition Submits Comments on Oregon Coast Coho 5-Year Status Review...

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April 2020 Newsletter

An Industry That Cares About Its Employees and Communities COVID-19: Advocating for Our Members Washington DC Update Court Approves Historic Critical Habitat Agreement NSO Research Sheds Light on Impact of Barred Owls Ninth Circuit Upholds Moose Creek Project Ninth Circuit Remands Crystal Clear Restoration Project AFRC Welcomes New Forest Supervisors...

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March 2020 Newsletter

AFRC’s Service Continues Washington DC Update Wash. State Policy Updates WA Working Forests are Carbon Mitigators WA DNR Timber Sale Updates Injunction Denied on Miller West Fisher Project Mixed Ruling on North Hebgen Project BLM Timber Program Update Willamette NF Monitoring Report AFRC Weighs in on Regulatory Reforms USFS Region...

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February 2020 Newsletter

AFRC Annual Meeting: Rooms going fast Washington, D.C. Update Washington State legislative update AFRC Goes to U.S. Supreme Court Eastside Screens Amendment Comment on Nez Perce-Clearwater Forest Plan 82nd Oregon Logging Conference

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January 2020 Newsletter

2020 AFRC Annual Meeting Washington, D.C. Update Washington State DNR Update Industry Carbon Bill in WA Legislature Court Weighs Remedy in O&C Litigation AFRC Appeals BLM’s Protest Denial to IBLA Ninth Circuit Leaning More Conservative CEQ Proposes Changes to NEPA Regulations Small Successes for SW Oregon Tahoe National Forest Plan...

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