FSEEE: Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics

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

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

Our Land, Up for Grabs, New York Times op-ed

Will the Northwest Forest Plan come undone? - The Forest Service and BLM embark on revising the iconic plan and may allow more logging, High Country News

Thanks to Bundy, Nevada is a joke, Reno Gazette-Journal op-ed
Will public-lands ranchers pay more for grazing? - An Obama administration proposal would more than double fees, High Country News
Westerners need to stand up for public lands, HCN Writers on the Range at Summit Daily
Federal public land transfers get a Congressional boost - Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski and a majority of her colleagues signal support for the pro-transfer movement, High Country News
Business parks: Feds sell naming rights to iconic public lands - Agencies seek corporate revenues in the face of fiscal woes, April 1st: High Country News
Alaska's Ancient Yellow Cedars Clear Hurdle Toward Endangered Species Act Listing - Tongass Trees Threatened by Climate Change, Logging - Would Be First Alaska Tree Ever Given Federal Protection, Center for Biological Diversity

Rocky Mountains News

Colorado: Senate Republicans pursue land grab farce - Measure declaring ‘concurrent jurisdiction’ passes committee, Summit Voice
San Juan NF: Parties damage Boggy Draw, officials say - Reckless bonfires could trigger wildfire, Cortez Journal
USFS takes on spruce beetle kill, Telluride Daily Planet

Alaska News

Alaska's Ancient Yellow Cedars Clear Hurdle Toward Endangered Species Act Listing - Tongass Trees Threatened by Climate Change, Logging - Would Be First Alaska Tree Ever Given Federal Protection, Center for Biological Diversity
A name restored, Capital City Weekly

Ground Truth

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No Federal Protection for Sage Grouse in Nevada, California
April 23, 2015 — A population of sage grouse that hangs on in California and Nevada will not be listed as threatened or endangered after the Obama administration determined cooperative efforts to save the bird are likely to succeed. Biologists estimate a few thousand of the grouse live in the high-desert sagebrush country east of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The birds have lived in isolation from other populations for ...Read More

Dispatch
4FRI Plan Approved
April 21, 2015 — Federal officials have given the go-ahead for the first phase of the largest forest restoration project ever attempted in the United States. The Four Forest Restoration Initiative, or 4FRI, aims to restore the health of 2.4 million acres of national forests in Arizona and make the area less susceptible to catastrophic wildfires. A century of heavy logging and livestock grazing, paired with aggressive ...Read More

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Additional Listening Sessions Scheduled
April 15, 2015 — Message heard, loud and clear. Forest Service officials will hold a series of additional “listening sessions” about revamping the Northwest Forest Plan after drawing criticism from rural residents who complained their voices weren’t being heard. Initial sessions were held last month in Seattle, Portland and Redding, Calif. The new sessions will be held in coming weeks in smaller towns near the ...Read More

FSEEE Newsletter

Forest News - Winter 2015
What is the Forest Service identity? What's its brand? It's the $10 million ...Read More

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