FSEEE: Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics

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

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 Save the Tongass National Forest
Right now, Congress and the Forest Service are poised to destroy our nation’s largest rainforest—the Tongass National Forest in Alaska. Congress is seeking to transfer 70,000 acres of old-growth public forests to a private ...
Keep National Forests in Public Ownership
A new era in the battle over public lands is upon us, and this time, the stakes could not be higher. In statehouses around the nation, politicians backed by private interests are demanding the privatization of your National ...
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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World News

World Bank accuses itself of failing to protect Kenya forest dwellers - Leaked document says World Bank violated its own safeguards in dealings with Sengwer people evicted from their lands, The Guardian

Northern News

USFS Transfer of Administrative Jurisdiction: Ernest Veuve Hall United States Army Reserve Center at Fort Missoula, Missoula, Montana, and the Helena Property, Helena National Forest, Helena, Montana, Federal Register

National News

Journalists slam Forest Service over wilderness permits - Forest chief says journalists don’t need permits. On the ground, the reality has been different, Seattle Times
Forest Service rules out of line, Santa Fe New Mexican editorial
Oops - we took pictures in a wilderness area, Portland Oregonian editorial
A Backwoods Assault on a Free Press, Twin Falls Times-News editorial
The price for images of land we own - Let the people have the images of their property without paying exorbitant costs, The Spectrum editorial board

A public land swap for the rich - As a deal gets sweetened, how do you measure what's fair?, High Country News
Failure to fund the battle against wildfires, HCN Writers on the Range at Abq Journal
A Wilderness Act skeptic comes out of the closet, HCN Writers on the Range at Abq Journal

Rocky Mountains News

A public land swap for the rich - As a deal gets sweetened, how do you measure what's fair?, High Country News

Southwest News

Tonto Forest Planning To Boost Fees - Charges could double at many sites to cover costs, Payson Roundup
Oak Flat Campground Closed For Tribal Activities On The Tonto National Forest - Closure in effect September 29 until October 10, Payson Roundup
Forest Service rules out of line, Santa Fe New Mexican editorial

Ground Truth

A lively blend of original articles and commentaries about issues affecting our public lands.
Mystery Mail
Sound Off
September 30, 2014 — Take a look at this envelope that arrived recently in the FSEEE mailbox. Any idea what it might be? A credit card solicitation, perhaps? Some other type of junk mail? Nope. The envelope contained an official notice from the Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana about plans for prescribed burning in coming years. We get notices like this all the time—one of our jobs at FSEEE is to keep an eye on what the Forest Service is up to across the national forest system. Our ...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 - Spring 2014
Click the photo link below to view the .pdf version of our printed ...Read More

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