PROMOTING SOUND, SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT ON FEDERAL FORESTS

THE FEDERAL FOREST RESOURCE COALITION IS A UNIQUE NATIONAL COALITION OF SMALL AND LARGE COMPANIES AND REGIONAL TRADE ASSOCIATIONS WHOSE MEMBERS HARVEST AND MANUFACTURE WOOD PRODUCTS, PAPER, AND RENEWABLE ENERGY FROM FEDERAL TIMBER RESOURCES.

Streamlining Management to Improve Forest Health

Learn and stay up-to-date on federal forest issues.

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Wilderness Designations

Federal Forest Resource Coalition supports new wilderness designations as part of a comprehensive reform of National Forests in the United States.More Info »
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Equal Access Justice Act

FFRC supports meaningful reforms to the  EAJA to reduce incentives for litigation and allow badly needed forest management projects to proceed.More Info »
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Stewardship Contracting

FFRC supports Stewardship Contracting as a means to accomplish forest management objectives as well as reforms to help improve its flexibility and effectiveness.More Info »
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Secure Rural Schools

Treasury payments were never intended to replace active forest management revenue. Forest reform is needed for economic growth in forested counties.More Info »
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Sequester and Store Carbon

Better management of the National Forest System can have substantial benefits of carbon sequestration and storage, but steps must be taken for drastic improvement.More Info »
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Meetings and Events

Important Update!

New dates for the FTPC Meeting

November 16 – 19, 2020

Due to the continued travel restrictions and social distancing measures, the decision was made to reschedule the Spring 2020 FTPC meeting to a Fall 2020 FTPC Meeting

The Fall 2020 Federal Timber Purchasers Committee Meeting is November 16 – 19, 2020. The meeting will take place at the Holiday Inn & Convention Center in Redding, CA.

Conference Registration Fee: $100.00 per attendee.

Register Now! »

A Message from FFRC Executive Director Bill Imbergamo

A trust approach on lands that can support commercial timber production would focus on the small portion of the National Forest System which is supposed to be producing timber. Lands which have been set-aside after countless hours of public involvement, Congressional review and official designation as wilderness would remain off-limits to commercial harvest.

The American public would no longer be forced to bankroll a litigation-driven analysis machine, and instead could spend the few dollars available to actually improve the condition of the National Forest System.

The situation currently facing the Forest Service is akin to a mouse dropped into a maze with a piece of cheese at the exit. Only in this case, the exit has been sealed, the cheese removed, and the maze set on fire. While we can expect the mouse to work very hard, we can’t expect a good outcome. Unfortunately, the maze here is the tangle of laws – and their interpretation in the courts – that Congress passed. Only Congress can provide an exit.

The current system is unsustainable, socially, economically, and ecologically. Piecemeal reforms hold little promise. The opportunity to change the management paradigm is here.

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