Tag: Forest Service

FSEEE Criticizes Fire Retardant Use

July 3, 2022 — FSEEE Executive Director Andy Stahl’s criticism of aerial fire retardant use by the Forest Service went out on the Associated Press newswire in an article written by Keith Ridler. Timothy Ingalsbee, executive director ofMore

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

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

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

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

Forest Service Partnerships and Volunteers

April 6, 2021 — As funding for public lands agencies has dwindled, the Forest Service has turned to nonprofit partnerships and volunteers (P/Vs) to help keep boots on the ground. The Forest Service Wilderness Advisory Group (WAG) examinedMore