FSEEE: Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics

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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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Northwest News

Conservationists Halt Public Lands Clearcutting Outside of Eugene - BLM Pulls Decision After Lawsuit for Largest Lane Co Clearcut in 20 Years, Oregon Wild
Judge Rejects “Eco-Forestry” Clearcutting on O&C Lands - Controversial “variable retention regeneration harvest” clearcuts in White Castle timber sale declared illegal; conservationists win on all counts, Oregon Wild
Walden: County payments extension in Medicare bill - Wyden says he's glad House 'stopped playing politics' on 'safety net', KTVZ
Starkey Project receives national honor - Oregon-based research program recognized for contributions to ungulate management, USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station
Post-fire logging can reduce fuels for up to 40 years in regenerating forests, new study finds - Woody fuels reduced even when fuel reduction was not primary management objective, USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station

National News

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
Rare Truce in Land-Use Wars in Utah - Legislation in the works in Congress would set aside some areas for wilderness, others for energy use, Wall Street Journal
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

Court showdown likely in Wolf Creek land swap battle - Under pressure from billionaire developer, Forest Service keeps digging itself into a deeper hole, Summit Voice
County doesn’t want state takeover of federal lands - Local economy depends on federal lands, county leaders say, Telluride Daily Planet

Ground Truth

A lively blend of original articles and commentaries about issues affecting our public lands.
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 national forests governed by the Northwest Forest Plan. “We heard a strong ...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 - Winter 2015
What is the Forest Service identity? What's its brand? It's the $10 million ...Read More


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