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 of its timber from U.S. […]
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.
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 areas that are not habitat […]
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.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on February 22 refused to halt the Brebner Flat Project on the Idaho Panhandle National Forest. The ruling affirms a U.S. District Court’s previous denial of a preliminary injunction against this project, which seeks to improve forest health on federal lands in the Wildland Urban Interface […]
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 it needs to manufacture world-class […]
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.
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 reduces protections for the Northern […]
The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) today said a new rule finalized by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) will better align Northern Spotted Owl (NSO) critical habitat with federal law and modern forest science at a time when unprecedented and severe wildfires threaten both owls and people from Northern California to Washington State. […]
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 on the Caribou-Targhee AFRC is […]