Ground Truth

Collaboratives are a Failed Experiment

December 23, 2022 — It is no coincidence that the rise of collaborative groups described in Christopher Ketcham’s guest essay (Forest News Fall Edition) followed the demise of the Forest Service’s logging-at-all-costs era. With visions of warring partiesMore

Excerpted from ‘This Land’

December 17, 2022 — When Congress passed the 2009 Omnibus Public Land Management Act, one of Barack Obama’s major public lands initiatives, it included a provision for a new program of management of national forests that promised “collaborative,More

The Peshtigo Firestorm

December 12, 2022 — On the night of October 8, 1871, in Peshtigo, Wisconsin, “all hell rode into town on the back of a wind.” In two hours, the Peshtigo Fire decimated a swath of forest 10 milesMore

Mining Proposal Threatens Okefenokee

December 7, 2022 — If approved, a proposal to mine titanium and zirconium in southern Georgia will threaten the integrity of the Okefenokee Swamp, designated a Wetland of International Importance through the Ramsar Convention. Ninety percent of theMore

Oregon High Court Rejects Timber Lawsuit

December 3, 2022 — The Oregon Supreme Court rejected an appeal in a $1 billion lawsuit that sought to define the “greatest permanent value” of forests as timber revenue. The 13 counties that brought the lawsuit gave forestlandMore

Forest Service Completes Prescribed Fire Review

November 29, 2022 — After the Forest Service ignited a prescribed fire that became the largest wildfire in New Mexico history, Chief Randy Moore ordered a national review of the agency’s prescribed fire program. Published this fall, theMore

Phos-Chek in Sespe Creek Draws Attention to FSEEE Lawsuit

November 24, 2022 — Alex Wilson, reporting for VC Reporter, recently covered our lawsuit against the Forest Service challenging its use of aerial fire retardant. He writes, “When environmental activist Andy Stahl heard that last month’s battle toMore

Jet Fuel From Wood

November 18, 2022 — Writing for Greenwire, Marc Heller reports that Enviva, the world’s largest wood pellet producer, has inked a deal to turn forest products into aviation fuel. The deal will send up to 750,000 metric tonsMore

FSEEE Bighorn Protest ‘Gets Ink’

November 11, 2022 — Angus Thuermer with Wyofile and Alex Hargrave with the Buffalo Bulletin reported on our protest that helped convince Bighorn National Forest officials to drop their plan to spray toxic herbicides to kill native sagebrushMore