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. ...

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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


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
Walden: County payments extension in Medicare bill - Wyden says he's glad House 'stopped playing politics' on 'safety net', KTVZ

Under Secretary Highlights Forest Restoration Effort in Testimony before Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee - Pace and Scale of Restoration Efforts Increased, Sustainable Timber Harvesting Promoted, Fire Budget Threatens to Sap Maintenance, Recreation Programs, USFS
Full Committee Hearing - U.S. Forest Service's FY2016 Budget, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Bark Beetles Are Decimating Our Forests. That Might Actually Be a Good Thing - They gobble up trees and send politicians into a frenzy. But do the bugs know more about climate change than we do?, Mother Jones
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
West coast log and lumber exports decreased in 2014 - Drop in Chinese demand slows exports, year-end analysis finds, USFS PNW Research Station
Long-term changes in dead wood reveal new forest dynamics - Research has implications for balancing habitat and wildfire management, USFS PSW Research Station

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.
Don't Blame Beetles for Forest Fires, Study Says
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March 30, 2015 — Mountain pine beetles have killed millions of acres of forests across the West, but they haven’t made wildfires worse, according to a study conducted by University of Colorado researchers. Sarah Hart, the study’s lead author, said hot, dry weather—not insect infestation—was responsible for the spread of wildfires during the three most active fire seasons in the past decade. “Forest fuels may get drier as a result of fuels being dead from insect infestations,” Hart ...Read More

Your National Forests

Photos and stories about National Forests near you.
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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