American Forest Resource Council

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The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) is a lobby group representing 100 companies in the logging and foresty industry spanning the states to the wets of the Great Lakes. AFRC was created in October 2000 following the merger of the Independent Forest Products Association (IFPA) and the Northwest Forestry Association (NFA). [1]

For a time, AFRC ran Project Protect a front group created by Pac/West Communications and funded by industry to pass President Bush's Healthy Forests legislation[2]. The IRS forms for Project Protect listed their address in 2003as a Mail Boxes Etc. office. But in 2004, the group's address was the same as the AFRC's[3].

During this time, AFRC lobbied for passage of Bush's Healthy Forests legislation. Their lobbyist was Steve Quarles who later incorporated the front group, Save Our Species Alliance, which was design to eviscerate the Endangered Species Act[4].

Contact details

American Forest Resource Council
1500 SW First
Suite 765
Portland, Oregon 97201
Phone: (503) 222-9505
Fax: (503) 222-3255

External links

"Hidden ties: Big environmental changes backed by big industry  Environmental Science & Technology, March 8, 2006.front groups