FSEEE: Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics

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Keep Public Lands in Public Hands!
Like you, we’ve had it with the Bundy bullies. You know the story. In early January, a ragtag bunch of gun-toting malcontents drove to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in rural Harney County, Oregon, and occupied a ...
Help FSEEE Rein In Reckless Shooting
Every year, millions of Americans flock to our National Forests to enjoy the unique peace and tranquility provided by our public lands. Increasingly, however, that serenity is shattered by the crackle of gunfire. I want to ...
Demand Real Restoration, Not Misinformation
I invite you to take a moment to reminisce about your favorite natural space. Perhaps it’s a beloved camping spot you enjoy with family, a beautiful river where you spend twilight hours casting for fish or a hiking trail ...
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 ...
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. ...

National Forest News

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National News

Senators: Energy bill a win for Western states - Legislation would permanently reauthorize Land and Water Conservation Fund, Durango Herald
What Does a Dying Forest Sound Like? - As temperatures rise, scientists scramble to pinpoint trees in danger of drought, Smithsonian magazine

Ground Truth

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Opposition to California Bottled Water Operation Grows
May 3, 2016 — For nearly three decades, the Nestlé Corp. has extracted water from Southern California's San Bernardino National Forest under the terms of an expired permit. Now, as the Forest Service considers whether to issue a new five-year permit to the Swiss company, opposition is growing among residents of the drought-stricken region. Nestlé extracted 36 million gallons of water from the Strawberry Creek watershed ...Read More

Fire Truth
Study Refutes Insect-Fire Link
April 29, 2016 — A study released this week pokes another hole in the oft-cited assumption that forests killed by insect outbreaks pose fire hazards. Researchers at the University of Vermont and Oregon State University found just the opposite to be true. “Our findings clearly show that insect outbreaks can reduce burn severity,” said University of Vermont forest scientist Garrett Meigs, the study’s lead author. “So ...Read More

Briefly
Olympic NF Wilderness Bill Advances
April 26, 2016 — A bill that would create new wilderness areas on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula took a step forward last week when it was debated before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. The Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 2015 would designate more than 126,000 acres of the Olympic National Forest as wilderness. It would also designate 19 rivers and streams, totaling ...Read More

FSEEE Newsletter

Forest News - Winter 2016
A Rebellion Reignites: How the occupation of a wildlife refuge in a remote ...Read More

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