FSEEE: Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics

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Keep National Forests in Public Ownership
A new era in the fight over our National Forests is upon us, and this time, the stakes could not be higher! It is the 21st century’s battle for the soul of our public lands. It is the fight to determine whether your National ...
Combat Militarization on Our National Forests
When you think of your National Forests, you probably don’t envision military jets screaming overhead, radiation-spewing mobile transmitters parked alongside public access roads or high-tech war games. Yet that’s just ...
Protecting Our Wild Waters
Like many Americans, you may have fond memories of spending the dog days of summer next to a beautiful river, lake or stream. Each summer, Americans and their families flock to the waters that course through our public lands ...
Holding BLM Accountable
The Cliven Bundy saga playing out in the national media has the FSEEE staff and board angry and frustrated. Not simply at livestock rancher Bundy, who is a racist bully and behaving accordingly, nor at the radical wackos ...
FSEEE’S 25th Anniversary  and Bold New Agenda
Twenty-five years ago, a handful of principled and dedicated Forest Service workers united to defend our National Forests from industrial exploitation. They founded Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics—a groundbreaking ...
Protect Imperiled Old-growth Forests
High in the Rocky Mountains, in Wyoming’s Bighorn National Forest, 400-year-old spruce and fir trees blanket a mountainside called Crater Ridge. For almost half a millennia, this forest has survived and thrived in the extreme ...
Save Your National Forests From Fracking
At FSEEE, we are combating one of the greatest threats to our public lands today: the unregulated use of hydraulic fracturing or fracking. At stake is the most precious resource provided by our public lands: clean water. ...
Help FSEEE Prioritize Forest Protection
The Forest Service is at a critical crossroad in National Forest management. On one path lies a return to the extraction mentality of thirty years ago; a push to view our National Forests as commodities for timber and energy ...

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Looming Expiration of Softwood Tariff Worries Beleaguered Timber Industry - Montana’s congressional delegation urges Forest Service to provide relief, Flathead Beacon

National News

Looming Expiration of Softwood Tariff Worries Beleaguered Timber Industry - Montana's congressional delegation urges Forest Service to provide relief, Flathead Beacon
Forest planning contributes to listing species under ESA, New Century of Forest Planning blog

What they weren't saying about sage grouse, Elko Daily Free Press editorial

Ground Truth

Oregon Pipeline Gets Go-Ahead
October 1, 2015 — A Canadian company’s plans to build a 230-mile natural gas pipeline across the Cascade Mountains to the Oregon Coast gained final environmental approval from federal regulators yesterday. The Pacific Connector Pipeline would carry natural gas from Malin, Oregon, to a port facility in Coos Bay, where it would be liquefied and shipped to Asian markets. If constructed, it would be the first such port on ...Read More

Sound Off
Take My Lumber — Please!
September 29, 2015 — Earlier this month, the three members of Montana’s congressional delegation wrote letters to U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell that say a whole lot about economic reality, environmental policy and political duplicity. The first letter, signed by Democratic Senator Jon Tester, went to the chief on September 15. The second, signed by Republican Senator Steve Daines and Republican Representative ...Read More

Judge Approves Protections for Lynx
September 25, 2015 — Score one for the lynx. Earlier this week, a federal judge gave final approval to a plan to protect Canada lynx from being ensnared in traps meant to capture other animals. In 2013, conservationists sued Montana wildlife officials, alleging that lax regulations and enforcement had led to at least 15 lynx being caught in traps since 2001. Canada lynx are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species ...Read More

FSEEE Newsletter

Forest News - Summer 2015
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