December 2023 Newsletter

Registration for AFRC’s Annual Meeting is Now Open The AFRC Podcast: Travis Joseph Previews 2024 Timber, Lumber and Public Lands Issues Washington DC Update Continuing Resolution Wilderness bills advance in Senate Committee Congressional reaction to Forest Service Old Growth rulemaking Members of Congress and National Organizations Show Strong Support for AFRC’s Petition in the United […]

October 2023 Newsletter

Washington DC Update Fiscal Year 2024 Appropriations Senate Energy & Natural Resources Hears Forestry Bills The AFRC Podcast: Western Forest Products and Why Japan Loves PNW Wood Forest Service Fiscal Year 2023 Wrap-up BLM Fiscal Year 2023 Wrap-up Umatilla National Forest: ‘Anthropogenic Landscapes’ Need Management Colville National Forest Hits Reset On Several Projects WA DNR […]

April 2022 Newsletter

AFRC Wraps up 2022 Annual Meeting – “The Crossroads” The AFRC Podcast: Can Forest Carbon Offsets and Forest Products Co-Exist? Washington, DC Update Biden Executive Order No Timber from Tyrants Act Washington DNR Carbon Project Met with Opposition, Skepticism Forest Service Releases Infrastructure Funding for Selected Landscapes AFRC Legal Update Environmental Groups Settle Their Challenge […]

AFRC Supports New BLM Rule to Reduce Wildfire Risks, End ‘Paperwork Protests’

The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) today applauded the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for finalizing a new rule streamlining the process for active forest management on BLM-managed lands.  The new rule closes a loophole in the public engagement process that has significantly delayed, and in some cases stopped, timber harvests and fuel reduction projects […]

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 Rivers Coast Forest Collaborative Idaho […]

U.S. Supreme Court Opinion Protects Forest Service Jurisdiction Over National Forest System Lands

The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) today applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s Cowpasture opinion relating to the construction of a pipeline on federal lands.  AFRC joined 16 forestry associations in filing an amicus brief in the Court last December, urging Justices to reverse the Fourth Circuit’s decision due to the case’s potential implications to active […]