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FSEEE: Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics

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

Using Science to Save Our Forests
You know the old adage: Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. That is the case in the verdant forests of the Pacific Northwest where a new battle is brewing over the management of our public lands. This ...
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 ...

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National News

Firefighting Run Amok, New Century of Forest Planning blog
Montana: State signs forest management deal with federal government - Agreement will allow the state to work on behalf of the Forest Service on federal land, such as conducting environmental analyses for logging projects, Free Press AP
Sometimes, the West must be protected from itself - The GOP assault on land conservation is nothing new, HCN Writers on the Range
Go Away!, FSEEE

An Artist Floats an Edible Forest - 'Swale,' currently moored in the Bronx River, is a 130-by-40-foot barge with a food forest on board, Wall Street Journal

Emotions run high over monument designation in Utah - Battle lines over a proposed Bears Ears monument are blurred, dividing tribes and towns, High Country News

Eastern News

An Artist Floats an Edible Forest - ‘Swale,’ currently moored in the Bronx River, is a 130-by-40-foot barge with a food forest on board, Wall Street Journal
Boundary Waters a priceless treasure - So don’t trust the claims of the polluting copper-mining industry, Duluth News Tribune op-ed
Twin Metals meets the nation - Ely Mayor Chuck Novak talks mining, economy for Sunday NBC segment, Mesabi Daily News
Big turnout needed at Ely listening session, Mesabi Daily News editorial
Area closure lifted on Washburn Ranger District: Chequamegon Nicolet National Forest, Ashland Daily Press

Southwest News

U.S. Forest Service Rallies in Alamogordo, Alamogordo Daily News video
Pearce move aims to cut wolf recovery, Silver City Daily Press

Intermountain News

Emotions run high over monument designation in Utah - Battle lines over a proposed Bears Ears monument are blurred, dividing tribes and towns, High Country News
Sometimes, the West must be protected from itself - The GOP assault on land conservation is nothing new, HCN Writers on the Range
President Obama: Protect Bears Ears, Santa Fe New Mexican editorial
Ski resorts weigh in on land designations: Central Wasatch National Conservation and Recreation Area Act, Park Record

Ground Truth

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Happy Birthday, NPS!
August 26, 2016 — This week marks the 100th anniversary of the creation of the National Park Service, offering an opportunity to reflect on the importance of America’s public lands. The concept of preserving wild places is almost as old as the nation. In 1832, the artist George Catlin journeyed west into the Dakotas and was struck with the idea of creating “a nation’s Park, containing man and beast, in all the wild(ness) ...Read More

Fire Truth
FSEEE Files Lawsuit Over Massive Fireline
August 19, 2016 — Last September, Forest Service officials approved a logging project that carved a 30-mile-long, 300-foot-wide swath through Washington’s North Cascade mountains, purportedly to protect two small communities from a distant wildfire that would soon go out on its own. This week, FSEEE filed a lawsuit alleging that the agency broke federal laws when it did so. Public records show that managers with the ...Read More

Briefly
Good News for Great Lakes Birds
August 17, 2016 — A Forest Service study that spanned two decades and involved hundreds of volunteer researchers found that bird populations on four national forests near the Great Lakes are relatively stable. The study notes the importance of the creation of national forests in the region a century ago, which provided refuges for bird species threatened by widespread habitat destruction. “(T)hese findings suggest that ...Read More

FSEEE Newsletter

Forest News - Summer 2016
Scorched: Wildland firefighting is taking a growing personal toll. Can the Forest Service ...Read More

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