Author: Jennifer Fairbrother

The Roundup for May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017 — Go West, BLM? – FSEEE Two Republican lawmakers from Colorado have introduced legislation that calls for moving the Bureau of Land Management’s headquarters from the nation’s capital to a western state. Timber! Loggers hope to fireMore

The Roundup for May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017 — Senate unexpectedly rejects bid to repeal a key Obama-era environmental regulation – The Washington Post The Senate on Wednesday narrowly blocked a resolution to repeal an Obama-era rule restricting methane emissions from drilling operations on publicMore

The Roundup for May 5, 2017

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The Roundup for April 7, 2017

April 23, 2017 — Objections to Olympic National Forest War Games Rejected – FSEEE Olympic National Forest officials have largely dismissed objections filed by more than 100 people opposed to a Navy plan to conduct electronic warfare drills on theMore

The Roundup for March 31, 2017

April 23, 2017 — The standoff between Trump and green groups just boiled into war – The Washington Post The first shots have been fired in what’s likely to be a long, bitter war over the environment between conservationists andMore

The Roundup for March 24, 2017

March 24, 2017 — Forest Service Asks Public’s Help with Train Maintenance – FSEEE Last year, Congress passed the National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act, which calls for doubling the amount of trail work undertaken by volunteers by 2021.More

The Roundup for March 17, 2017

March 17, 2017 — Trump Budget Would Slash Environmental Programs, Research — FSEEE Scientific research and environmental protection programs would suffer major cuts under a proposed budget outline released this week by the Trump administration. Trump to repeal Obama frackingMore

The Roundup for March 10, 2017

March 10, 2017 — Federal Land Good for Local Economies—FSEEE The question of whether states should be given management responsibilities for federal lands raises impassioned arguments over the best use of wide swaths of the American West. OftenMore

Reading the Tea Leaves

March 9, 2017 — With Trump agriculture secretary nominee Sonny Perdue still awaiting a confirmation hearing, which has not been scheduled because the dog appears to have eaten Perdue’s financial disclosure homework, the Forest Service has been tryingMore

The Roundup for February 24, 2017

February 24, 2017 — Happy birthday! This past week, the Daniel Boone National Forest in Kentucky (originally named the Cumberland) celebrates 80 years and the Bighorn National Forest in Wyoming celebrates 120 years. Here’s to many more! AmericansMore