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Fire Funding Bill Cuts Environmental Reviews

May 18, 2022 — Hailed as “Great news!” by Forest Service Chief Randy Moore, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) allocates about $5.5 billion in additional funding for the Forest Service. In a prepared statement, Moore saidMore

State Park is First on Forest Service Land

May 4, 2022 — Colorado’s 43rd state park is the first of its kind — it sits on Forest Service land. In 2021, the White River National Forest took ownership of the 488-acre Sweetwater Lake parcel adjacent toMore

Forest Service Adopts 10-year Wildfire Strategy

April 10, 2022 — The next issue of Forest News is at the printer’s. Here’s a preview: The Department of Agriculture and the Forest Service have launched a “comprehensive response to the nation’s growing wildfire crisis.” The 10-yearMore

Supreme Court reinstates Trump-era water rule

April 6, 2022 — Reporting for the Associated Press, Jessica Gresko writes that the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated a Trump-era Clean Water Act rule today. The rule “curtails the power of states and Native American tribes to blockMore

With Your Help, We’ve Stopped an Illegal Logging Plan

January 12, 2022 — After FSEEE won a preliminary injunction to halt the Willamette National Forest Danger Tree Reduction Project, the U.S. Forest Service has decided to withdraw the project. We’re sending out a big “Thank you!” toMore

Conservancy, Investors Collaborate on Forest Management

December 15, 2021 — The Nature Conservancy has partnered with BTG Pactual Timberland Investment Group through an initiative to sustainably manage forests in 11 U.S. states from the South to the Pacific Northwest. The initiative will address “theMore

Jordan Cove Gas Project Dies; FSEEE Helped Kill It

December 4, 2021 — As reported by E&E News, “The developer of an Oregon liquefied natural gas export terminal told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission … it would not move forward with the embattled … Jordan Cove project.”More

Study: Severe Wildfire More Common Prior to 1900

November 18, 2021 — A peer-reviewed study published in September finds that severe wildfires were less common during the past three decades than they were prior to the 20th century. William Baker, professor emeritus at the University ofMore