American Forest Resource Council

Press Releases

AFRC Comments on Ninth Circuit Opinion on Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

American Forest Resource Council President (AFRC) Travis Joseph had the following to say regarding the Ninth Circuit opinion on the Obama-era expansion of the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument (CSNM) on Western Oregon O&C Lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM): “We’re pleased the Ninth Circuit affirmed that the...


The Facts About Flat Country

After organizing a kayak “flotilla” to protest the Willamette National Forest’s Flat Country project, anti-forestry activists continue to make false and misleading statements about the project. Here are the facts: The Flat Country would implement roughly 950 acres of regeneration harvest as well as over 1,500 acres of thinning- not...


Oregon’s Rum Creek Fire Reveals Risks of New Wilderness Proposals

As of this writing, the Rum Creek Fire in southwest Oregon has burned nearly 12,000 acres along the iconic Rogue River northwest of Grants Pass.  Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has declared an emergency as “Level 3 – Go Now” evacuations are in place for homes near the rural communities of...


MYTH vs. FACT: Washington State Supreme Court Affirms DNR Trust Mandate

On July 21, 2022, the Washington State Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Conservation Northwest v. Franz affirming the trust mandate that applies to Department of Natural Resources (DNR) state trust lands. This is a major legal victory for DNR, public schools, counties, and many other community service providers,...


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