Category: Inside FSEEE

Forest Service Takes FSEEE’s Advice

May 19, 2020 — Last winter, the Forest Service proposed that people pay a fee to hike or camp in central Oregon’s undeveloped wilderness areas. The agency argued that wilderness areas are “special” places in which Congress hasMore

FSEEE Weighs in on Wilderness User Fees

November 26, 2019 — Last month, the Forest Service proposed levying fees for entering three wilderness areas the agency oversees in Oregon, even for hikers and campers. FSEEE opposes the move. Here’s a letter Executive Director Andy StahlMore

FSEEE Opposes Natural Gas Pipeline in Oregon

July 8, 2019 — FSEEE is weighing in on a controversial proposal to build a high-pressure natural gas pipeline that would span a wide stretch of southwest Oregon, including portions of three national forests. Our argument? It’s illegal,More

Devil’s Staircase: A Place Like No Other

August 24, 2018 — FSEEE has long championed protecting the spectacular Devil’s Staircase in Oregon’s Coast Range as a designated wilderness area. For a first-person account of a trip to the rugged region—and its signature feature, a naturallyMore

FSEEE: The Fires Are Out, Let the People In

February 9, 2018 — FSEEE yesterday filed a petition calling for the supervisor of the Willamette National Forest in Oregon to immediately end closure notices stemming from wildfires that burned last summer. In a three-page letter to WillametteMore

Preparing for “Emergencies”

February 6, 2018 — Fighting fires has emerged as the Forest Service’s top task, consuming more than half of the agency’s budget. And yet Forest Service administrators contend they do not have to conduct any environmental review ofMore

Drone Oversight

October 24, 2017 — Fall Creek flows through the Cascade Mountain foothills in Oregon’s Willamette National Forest. It’s a lovely stream and a popular getaway for residents of nearby Eugene, where FSEEE is headquartered. On August 10, lightningMore