Forest Industry Associates:
The American Forest Resources Council.
The AFRC strives to provide a positive operating environment for the forest products community, representing companies on issues affecting both public and private forestlands. AFRC’s diverse membership ranges from small, family-owned companies to large multi-national organizations throughout the United States.
Washington Forest Protection Association.
The purpose of this website is to share our knowledge and to encourage your active enjoyment of our forests’ resources.
The Oregon Forest Industries Council.
The Oregon Forest Industries Council (OFIC) serves as a central voice for Oregon’s forest resource producing companies and communities.
The American Forest and Paper Association.
AF&PA is the national trade association of the forest, paper and wood products industry. Representing member companies engaged in growing, harvesting and processing wood and wood fiber, manufacturing pulp, paper and paperboard products form both virgin and recycled fiber, and producing engineered and traditional wood products.
The American Plywood Association/Engineered Wood Association.
For nearly seventy years, APA-The Engineered Wood Association has focused on helping the industry create structural wood products of exceptional strength, versatility and reliability. Combining the research efforts of scientists at APA’s 37,000 square-foot research center with the knowledge gained from decades of field work, and cooperation with our member manufacturers, APA promotes new solutions and improved processes.
The Western Wood Products Association.
Education and Information Resources:
Oregon Forest Resources Institute.
The Oregon Legislature created the Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI) in 1991 to improve public understanding of the state’s forest resources. OFRI provides information on Oregon’s forest practices and encourages sound forest management. The Institute is funded by a tax on forest products producers.
Project Learning Tree.
Project Learning Tree is an award-winning, interdisciplinary environmental education program for educators working with students in PreK through grade 12. PLT helps students gain awareness and knowledge of the natural and built environment, their place within it, as well as their responsibility for it.
With logical argument based on facts and science, Patrick Moore demonstrates that rather than reducing our consumption of wood, we should be planting more trees and using more renewable wood in order to reduce our reliance on non-renewable fuels and materials. By linking forests, biodiversity conservation, and climate change into a unified understanding of the global environment he shows that the apparent logic of saving the forests by cutting fewer trees and using less wood is actually an anti-environmental proposition.
The Temperate Forest Foundation.
Through public education the Foundation helps people move toward the positive vision of living sustainably, with the successful integration of economic, ecological, and social needs. We must take from life to live, but we must also put something back. Forest, trees and wood will continue to play a vital role in supporting human populations and quality of life on thi s planet. The responsible consumption and production of natural resources go hand-in-hand.
Government Resources related to Forestry:
State of Washington Department of Natural Resources
State of Oregon Department of Forestry