FSEEE: Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics

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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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Pacific News

Forest Service Ruling Vacated for Settlement, Los Padres National Forest at EdHat
Humboldt County gets funds to open community forest - McKay Tract forest public opening expected in 2017 after $175K grant awarded, Eureka Times-Standard

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National News

Public Land Management Criticized - GAO: Extent of Unauthorized Grazing Unknown, DTN Progressive Farmer
Land fee laws should be enforced, Citizen's Voice editorial

A disturbing thought: No one can manage wildfires anymore, HCN Writers On The Range at Abq Journal
Forest Service sets meetings on 4FRI Rim Country project - Deadline to submit comments is Aug. 11, White Mountain Independent
How I Learned to Keep the Peace at a Hippie Festival With No Rules - When 10,000 people camp out together at the Rainbow Gathering, staying groovy can be a challenge, Atlas Obscura
The Value of Street Trees, Oakland County 115 News

D.C. News

Interior Department Funding Bill Passes the House, Rep. Stewart’s Critical Provisions Included - Provisions to Prohibit National Monuments included, Congressman Stewart

Ground Truth

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New Pups for Oregon's Celebrity Wolf
July 29, 2016 — For the third year in a row, Oregon’s pioneering wolf, OR-7, is a new dad. State wildlife biologists confirmed this week that OR-7’s pack, which has forged a home range in the mountains of southwest Oregon, includes at least two new pups.OR-7 got his name because he was the seventh wolf captured and radio-collared in Oregon. Yesterday, Oregon Fish and Wildlife Service officials released photos captured ...Read More

Fire Truth
Internal Memo Shows FS Reaction to Critical Fireline Article
July 26, 2016 — An investigation by The Seattle Times into a controversial fireline cut last summer has prompted Forest Service officials to craft a strategy to “capture the success stories” of clearing such lines to fight wildfires. The Seattle Times article, written by reporter Lynda V. Mapes, was published Friday. It detailed how officials with the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest decided to cut the massive line ...Read More

Sound Off
Go Away!
July 22, 2016 — If you keep knocking, eventually someone might answer. That seems to be the logic behind House Republicans’ continued attempts to wrest control of national forests and other public lands and turn it over to states and their industrial allies. Two bills before Congress would do just that. The first, the oxymoronically named “State National Forest Management Act,” was introduced last year by Alaska’s ...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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