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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

U.S. must step-up forest pest prevention, new study says, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Land Grab Duplicity, Pacific Standard magazine
Privatize public lands? Start with grazing fees, Writers on the Range at Cortez Journal
"Forest in the Crosshairs: The Environmental, Health & Safety Impacts of Target Shooting in the Los Padres National Forest", Los Padres Forest Watch
There's a Hotline for People With Knotty Wood Questions - Inside Wisconsin's Forest Products Laboratory, where experiments are conducted on all things wood, Atlas Obscura
What the West’s trees tell us - How can biomass and carbon data help us mitigate the effects of human activity?, High Country News

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Don’t Give Our Public Lands to the NRA
May 26, 2016 — Quick question: What does recreational target shooting on public lands have to do with our nation’s energy future? Absolutely nothing, of course. And yet an amendment tacked onto the Energy Bill would make it virtually impossible to protect public lands from anything-goes target shooting. The Senate passed its version of the Energy Bill 97-0 last month. It included a “Sportsmen’s Access” amendment ...Read More

Dispatch
Fraud Alleged in 4FRI Dispute
May 24, 2016 — A forest management company is accusing Good Earth Power, which holds the primary contract in the largest national forest restoration project ever attempted, of fraud. In 2014, Good Earth signed a contract with Oregon-based Campbell Global that called on Campbell to coordinate much of the on-the-ground restoration work for the Four Forest Restoration Initiative, or 4FRI, in Arizona. Campbell officials terminated ...Read More

Fire Truth
Check Those Numbers!
May 20, 2016 — The wildfire season in the West is just beginning, but the Department of Agriculture’s propaganda machine is operating at full steam, lobbying for more money for fire suppression. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell met this week with the agency’s regional foresters to discuss the 2016 wildfire season. “The 2016 wildfire season is off to a worrisome start,” Vilsack ...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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