FSEEE: Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics

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Forest Service employees and citizens working together to protect our National Forests

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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National News


Tidwell Endorses Arbitration - Forest Service seeks protection against lawsuits that delay management policies, ClimateWire at NCFP

Trees: They make our lives better, Santa Fe New Mexican editorial

Cliff-jumpers versus condors in SoCal Los Padres National Forest - Can $5,000 fines and jail time protect an endangered species from thrill-seekers?, High Country News
When lightning strikes in high places, Mountain Town News: Summit Daily
Genetic research lays foundation for bold conservation strategies - To save the greatest number of species, should we focus on the most common?, High Country News
The precious common, HCN editorial
Stop the rock-stacking - A writer calls for an end to cairns, High Country News & comments
Misdirection - more on cairns, Mountain Gazette

Rocky Mountains News

Wolf Creek construction halts - Developers won’t move forward with new village pending lawsuit, Durango Herald
Visits soar as funding drops for national forest around Summit County - Recreation fees raised $18.56 million last year, timber sales contributed $111,713 to the coffers, and grazing permits generated $107,522, Aspen Times
Montezuma County, Forest Service at odds over OHVs - Dolores-Norwood Road is hot point, Cortez Journal

When lightning strikes in high places, Mountain Town News: Summit Daily
Rangeland north of Dolores ranches faces changes - U.S. Forest Service proposes allotment revisions, more cowboys, Cortez Journal

Damage to forest roads a problem for all, Rapid City Journal editorial

Intermountain News

Historic St. Anne's Retreat has a new owner - The land is owned by the Forest Service, meaning the compound comes with a permit and yearly fee, Herald Journal

Ground Truth

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Hunting Moratorium Sought for Alaska Wolves
July 24, 2015 — Conservationists want Alaska officials to suspend this year’s hunt for rare Alexander Archipelago wolves while the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decides whether the animals should be protected under the Endangered Species Act. Representatives from six conservation groups sent a letter yesterday to Alaska Fish and Game Department Commissioner Sam Cotton, asking him to protect the wolves from hunting ...Read More

Sound Off
Is “Fire Borrowing” Just a Bunch of Hot Air?
July 21, 2015 — Almost every year of late, the Forest Service runs out of money to fight wildfires. The solution? The agency taps money earmarked for other projects—a practice known as “fire borrowing.” And almost every year, the lament is the same. Fire borrowing is counterproductive, because it takes money away from projects designed to mitigate wildfire risks. Consider a Forest Service news release issued ...Read More

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Forest Service Scraps Land Between the Lakes Project
July 16, 2015 — Forest Service officials have backed away from a controversial plan to thin, burn and apply herbicides to more than 5,000 acres of Kentucky forestland in the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. The project, called Pisgah Bay, was designed to restore the forest to a closer approximation of how it was prior to settlement, according to the agency, and to clean up after a 2009 ice storm. Local ...Read More

FSEEE Newsletter

Forest News - Summer 2015
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