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Andy Stahl Discusses Retardant Lawsuit on Public Radio

October 25, 2022 — Our fire retardant lawsuit against the Forest Service continues to attract media attention. Today, Oct. 25, Dave Miller interviewed FSEEE Executive Director Andy Stahl for Think Out Loud, a live radio program produced byMore

FSEEE Fire Retardant Lawsuit Fuels Media Coverage

October 17, 2022 — FSEEE’s recently filed lawsuit — which seeks to stop the Forest Service from polluting waterways with aerial fire retardant and force the agency to adhere to the Clean Water Act — has received aMore

FSEEE Sues Forest Service Over Fire Retardant

October 13, 2022 — Sixty days have passed since FSEEE delivered a notice of intent to file a lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service for its use of fire retardant in violation of the Clean Water Act (CWA).More

Prescribed Fire

September 19, 2022 — The wildfire crisis in the West represents one of the most significant issues that the Forest Service must address. Climate change frequently gets a large share of the blame, as does the Forest ServiceMore

Beavers Can Spearhead Climate Action

September 12, 2022 — A recent report by Emily Fairfax and Chris Jordan finds that “biological components,” beaver in particular, are critical to restoring “the full process-based functionality of connected floodplain systems.” The authors note that rivers andMore

Victory: Post-fire Forests Reopening in Oregon

August 27, 2022 — During the 2020 and 2021 fires in Oregon national forests, the Forest Service issued closure orders in the affected areas. But once the fires were extinguished, closure orders were extended, ostensibly to protect theMore

Fuel Treatments Provided Minimal Benefit in Oregon Fires

August 19, 2022 — A recent report on the 2020 Oregon wildfires finds “little evidence to support the use of fuel treatments to mitigate fire severity under extreme fire-weather conditions.” Published in Ecosphere by researchers with the ForestMore

Native American Tribes Will Co-manage Bears Ears

August 12, 2022 — After restoring and expanding Bears Ears National Monument, the Biden administration signed a historic agreement that gives Southwestern tribes a role in managing the monument. Under Secretary Deb Haaland’s leadership, the Interior Department’s BureauMore