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Four Forest Restoration Initiative Halted

November 13, 2021 — The Forest Service has halted the largest restoration effort of its kind, the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI), an effort to thin forests on 2.4 million acres of land in northern Arizona to reduceMore

FSEEE Wins Injunction Against Post-fire Logging in Oregon

November 8, 2021 — A federal judge agreed with FSEEE, blocking most of a Willamette National Forest commercial logging project that would affect habitat for the northern spotted owl, which is listed as threatened under the Endangered SpeciesMore

New USFS Chief Randy Moore

November 4, 2021 — In July, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack named Randy Moore the new Forest Service chief. In announcing the appointment, Vilsack said, “Randy Moore has been a catalyst for change and creativity in carrying out theMore

30×30 Update

November 1, 2021 — The Biden administration’s commitment to the “30×30” goal of conserving 30% of the planet’s lands and waters by 2030 remains enigmatic, in part because the administration has changed the playing field. The original conceptMore

FSEEE Reiterates Concerns About Aerial Fire Retardant

September 30, 2021 — Autumn Spanne with Environmental Health News recently spoke with FSEEE Executive Director Andy Stahl about the increasing use of fire retardant in the western U.S. Spanne’s article cites a significant increase in aerial wildfireMore

Toxic Algae and Fire Retardant

August 24, 2021 — Authorities are looking at toxic algae as a likely cause in the mysterious deaths of a family and their dog while hiking in the Sierra National Forest. The family was reported missing when theyMore

FSEEE Weighs in on Wildfire Policy Debate

August 3, 2021 — A Los Angeles Times article by Anita Chabria and Alex Wigglesworth cites FSEEE Executive Director Andy Stahl in the debate about the U.S. Forest Service “let it burn” wildfire policy. Andy told the TimesMore

Wildfire Mitigation

July 20, 2021 — The 2020 wildfire season set a record for acres burned in the U.S. since 1983, and fire season started early for 2021 with drought conditions continuing across most of the country. At this writing,More