FSEEE: Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics

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

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. ...

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Northwest News

Vancouver Barracks to get $10M upgrade - Building 987 will become the headquarters of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Columbian
Legislation needed to curb herbicide spraying, Eugene Register-Guard editorial

National News

Showdown at Wolf Creek Pass - Colorado ski resort development wars flare up again in the San Juans, Colorado Independent
Rural counties dealing with loss of fed dollars - Faced with federal subsidy cuts, counties are chopping services and clamoring for logging money, High Country News
Study: Small trees key to long-term forest survival - Study shows many treatments in western dry forests are misguided, Summit Voice

Hunters and anglers organize against land transfers - Sixty-nine percent of hunters in the 11 Western states rely on public lands for the sport, High Country News

National forests to decide where snowmobiles are welcome - A new rule requires the government to specify areas for winter motorized users, High Country News

Judges want LBL plan changed, Eddyville Herald Ledger

Alaska News

The Forest Service bets on second-growth logging in Alaska - But can timber still keep island communities in the Tongass afloat?, High Country News
Sating Southeast's 'timber famine' - HB87 would give DNR more leeway for sales, Juneau Empire

Ground Truth

A lively blend of original articles and commentaries about issues affecting our public lands.
A Bit of a Stretch …
February 27, 2015 — Montana Sen. Jon Tester earned a rare “4 Pinnochios” from the Washington Post’s FactChecker by uttering this proclamation last week on Montana Public Radio: “Unfortunately, every logging sale in Montana right now is under litigation. Every one of them.” Um, not really, Senator. Forest Service officials in Montana say there are 97 timber sales under contract in the state. A total of 14 face litigation, and just four of those are under court order forbidding logging. In ...Read More

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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 - Summer 2014
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