Tag: Wildfire

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

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

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

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

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