American Forest Resource Council

Press Releases

AFRC Welcomes Montana’s F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Co. as New Member

The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) proudly welcomes F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Co. as its newest member. This fully integrated forest products company operates a sawmill near Columbia Falls, MT and sustainably manages a 39,000+/- acre tree farm. According to Stoltze, the company also sources up to 60 percent...


AFRC, Counties Challenge Delay to 2021 Northern Spotted Owl Critical Habitat Rule

The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) today joined the Association of O&C Counties and counties in Washington, Oregon, and California in challenging the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) illegal delay in implementing its 2021 critical habitat designation for the Northern Spotted Owl (NSO). The 2021 critical habitat designation removed...


AFRC Welcomes Woodgrain as New Member

The American Forest Resource Council proudly welcomes Woodgrain as it newest member.  With sawmills in Idaho and Oregon, the company joins a growing trade association of logging and milling operations across the West. “AFRC is proud to serve Woodgrain. We are committed to helping this company obtain the wood fiber...


NSO Critical Habitat: Myths and Facts

On January 13, 2021 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a rule designating more than 6.1 million acres of critical habitat for the Northern Spotted Owl (NSO).  Anti-forestry groups are making false claims about what the rule means for owls and our forests.  Learn the truth.   MYTH: This rule...


New BLM Policy Supports Post-Fire Forest Recovery and Reforestation

The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) today applauded the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for finalizing a new rule expediting post-fire recovery and reforestation efforts on federal lands. Specifically, the rule creates a new 3,000-acre categorical exclusion (CX) under the National Environmental Policy Act to help expedite the removal and...


Tree Removal Necessary to Ensure Public Safety at Walton Lake

The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) and Crook County today applauded the Ochoco National Forest’s decision to move forward once again with the Walton Lake Restoration Project, an effort to improve forest health, ensure public safety and mitigate wildfire danger immediately surrounding Walton Lake, the national forest’s most heavily-used developed...


Replace Clinton-Era Rule to Accelerate Science-based Eastside Forest Restoration

The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) today submitted comments in support of amending the Clinton-era “Wildlife Standard of the Eastside Screens,” also known as the “Eastside Screens” governing the management of national forests in Eastern and Central Oregon.  AFRC joins diverse organizations- ranging from counties to hunting and recreation groups...


AFRC Joins Forest Collaborative and Adams County to Defend Lost Creek-Boulder Creek Landscape Restoration Project on Southwest Idaho’s Payette National Forest

  The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) has once again intervened on behalf of the Payette Forest Coalition (PFC) and Adams County, Idaho in the latest round of litigation aimed at blocking the Lost Creek-Boulder Creek landscape project on the Payette National Forest.  The U.S. district court formally granted intervention...


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