FSEEE: Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics

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

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 Save the Tongass National Forest
Right now, Congress and the Forest Service are poised to destroy our nation’s largest rainforest—the Tongass National Forest in Alaska. Congress is seeking to transfer 70,000 acres of old-growth public forests to a private ...
Keep National Forests in Public Ownership
A new era in the battle over public lands is upon us, and this time, the stakes could not be higher. In statehouses around the nation, politicians backed by private interests are demanding the privatization of your National ...
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

Is smart land-use planning the best way to reduce wildfire risks? - ‘Solely relying on public forest management to prevent homes burning by wildfire is simply barking up the wrong tree’, Summit Voice

Read the memo from USFS chief Thomas Tidwell - USFS schedules meetings to respond to concern over wilderness filming and photography permit proposal, The Olympian

Rein in EPA and Forest Service, Reedsburg Times-Press op-ed
Public lands must be protected, Santa Fe New Mexican op-ed
Feds are the real land-grabbers, Santa Fe New Mexican op-ed

Federal agencies unveil 2020 wilderness vision - Finalizing inventories, planning for climate resilience are high on the agenda, Summit Voice

Study shows some types of beetle outbreaks may inhibit crown fires in Pacific Northwest forests - Study calls out inaccurate media reports about links between bugs and wildfires, Summit Voice
Human disturbance the key factor driving changes in eastern forests - Fire suppression, land-clearing outweigh climate factors, study says, Summit Voice
Rocky Mountain sawmills rebound - But the industry says it needs more timber, High County News

Ground Truth

A lively blend of original articles and commentaries about issues affecting our public lands.
A Case of Agency Amnesia
Sound Off
November 21, 2014 — Sometimes Forest Service timber managers find it convenient to forget their own findings. Consider the case of the “grand fir mosaic” forests of northern Idaho and northeastern Oregon. These rare ecosystems are characterized by moist soils, cool temperatures and a network, or “mosaic,” of openings. They harbor unique plant communities and an abundance of wildlife. Decades ago, during the height of the logging boom, officials with the Nez Perce and Clearwater national ...Read More

Your National Forests

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Seeing the Forest
It is important to highlight the Forest Service’s successes, so we have launched a campaign to bring the story of the Siuslaw National Forest’s ecosystem restoration to every Forest Service office in the nation. We are ...Read More

FSEEE Newsletter

Forest News - Spring 2014
Click the photo link below to view the .pdf version of our printed ...Read More

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