American Forest Resource Alliance
American Forest Resource Alliance is a coalition of 350 timber corporations formed by the National Forest Products Association to oppose "Option 9" - a plan to designate habitat in the Pacific Northwest for the endangered northern spotted owl.
Mark Rey, undersecretary for natural resources and environment at the Department of Agriculture under the Bush administration, was the Executive Director of the organization from 1989 to 1992. In an Environment News Service article, Matthew Koehler of the Native Forest Network in Missoula is quoted as saying, "...While the Bush Administration carefully greenwashes its anti-environmental image, Mark Rey and his friends in the logging, mining, oil and gas and motorized recreation industry are poised to exploit our national forests." While at AFRA, Rey "publicly promoted the idea that the Endangered Species Act unfairly restricts business and authored a 1991 "secret" proposal circulated to the first Bush Administration calling for logging quotas in these ancient forests."
- "Meet Mark Rey: The Fox in the Hen House," Brock Evans, Native Forest Network, 2003.
- "Activists Attack Industry Friendly Forest Policies," Environment News Service, June 6, 2002.