Ground Truth

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

Plan Falls Short on Wilderness Recommendation

April 21, 2022 — Gallatin National Forest lies at the northwest corner of Yellowstone National Park. Along with Custer National Forest, it encompasses more than 3.3 million acres, including the Absaroka-Beartooth and Lee Metcalf wilderness areas. The finalMore

Bill Would Require Forest Service to Suppress all Fires

April 15, 2022 — Republican congressmen Tom McClintock and Doug LaMalfa introduced legislation “directing the Forest Service to immediately suppress wildfires on National Forest System lands and put an end to the policy of letting fires burn.” IfMore

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