Request for Information: Federal Old-Growth and Mature Forests The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are seeking public input to define and inventory “old-growth and mature forests” on federal lands in their first step toward complying with President Biden’s 2022 Earth Day executive order that identified “climate impacts, catastrophic wildfires, insect […]
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AFRC sent a letter to Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) with recommendations on improving proposed Wild Olympics legislation.
On December 6, AFRC submitted comments to the Washington Department of Natural Resources regarding the Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement (RDEIS) for Long-Term Conservation Strategy for the Marbled Murrelet.
AFRC sent the attached letter to the Oregon Delegation and Congressional leaders urging action on a bipartisan, comprehensive forest management approach instead of setting aside hundreds of thousands of acres for no-management designations like wilderness. In the wake of one of the most devastating and costly wildfire years in Oregon, members of the Oregon Delegation […]
The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) submitted these comments in response to the Department of Commerce and Department of Interior’s Notices of Proposed Rulemaking regarding Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants.
On August 22, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining held a hearing on numerous public lands bills, including Senator Patty Murray’s Wild Olympics legislation (S. 438). The legislation last received a hearing in the Senate in April of 2016. The House version of the legislation sponsored by Rep. […]
AFRC Federal Forest Resource Coalition sent a letter to the conferees of the House and Senate calling for a strong forestry title in Farm Bill.
AFRC crafted an open letter to the Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz and the Board of Natural Resources regarding the Marbled Murrelet Long-Term Conservation Strategy (MMLTCS) and “Alternative F.” Our letter explains why Alternative F is not “reasonable” and thus should be dropped from further consideration in the Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement.
AFRC submitted comments to the US Forest Service offering forest products industry’s perspective on valuable timber salvage and economic benefit from the Chetco Fire Salvage Project.