FSEEE: Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics

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Forest Service employees and citizens working together to protect our National Forests

Keep National Forests in Public Ownership
A new era in the fight over our National Forests is upon us, and this time, the stakes could not be higher! It is the 21st century’s battle for the soul of our public lands. It is the fight to determine whether your National ...
Combat Militarization on Our National Forests
When you think of your National Forests, you probably don’t envision military jets screaming overhead, radiation-spewing mobile transmitters parked alongside public access roads or high-tech war games. Yet that’s just ...
Protecting Our Wild Waters
Like many Americans, you may have fond memories of spending the dog days of summer next to a beautiful river, lake or stream. Each summer, Americans and their families flock to the waters that course through our public lands ...
Holding BLM Accountable
The Cliven Bundy saga playing out in the national media has the FSEEE staff and board angry and frustrated. Not simply at livestock rancher Bundy, who is a racist bully and behaving accordingly, nor at the radical wackos ...
FSEEE’S 25th Anniversary  and Bold New Agenda
Twenty-five years ago, a handful of principled and dedicated Forest Service workers united to defend our National Forests from industrial exploitation. They founded Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics—a groundbreaking ...
Protect Imperiled Old-growth Forests
High in the Rocky Mountains, in Wyoming’s Bighorn National Forest, 400-year-old spruce and fir trees blanket a mountainside called Crater Ridge. For almost half a millennia, this forest has survived and thrived in the extreme ...
Save Your National Forests From Fracking
At FSEEE, we are combating one of the greatest threats to our public lands today: the unregulated use of hydraulic fracturing or fracking. At stake is the most precious resource provided by our public lands: clean water. ...
Help FSEEE Prioritize Forest Protection
The Forest Service is at a critical crossroad in National Forest management. On one path lies a return to the extraction mentality of thirty years ago; a push to view our National Forests as commodities for timber and energy ...

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Discontent with 4FRI contractor, White Mountain Independent
Village at Wolf Creek faces hurdle - Environmentalists want court to halt Forest Service land swap, Durango Herald

Rocky Mountains News

Village at Wolf Creek faces hurdle - Environmentalists want court to halt Forest Service land swap, Durango Herald
Court rejects sportsmen's suit over San Juan NF trail use - Group opposed motorized use; new plan being studied, Dolores Star at Cortez Journal

Rainbow gathering 2015 here, Custer County News

Intermountain News

Suit filed over Copper Basin grazing, Idaho Mountain Express

Ground Truth

4FRI Contractor Loses Partner
July 7, 2015 — The company charged with overseeing much of the on-the-ground work for a massive forest restoration effort in Arizona has ended its relationship with Good Earth Power, the firm that holds the main contract for the project. Campbell Global, an Oregon-based company, announced the split last week. Meanwhile, the firm has opened an office in downtown Flagstaff. Stephen Levesque, director of operations for Campbell ...Read More

Kentucky Residents Urge Forest Service to Stop Logging
June 30, 2015 — You’d be hard-pressed to find a part of America’s national forest system that has a stranger or more contentious past than the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. The area, which straddles the Kentucky and Tennessee border, saw fierce fighting during the Civil War. Another battle brewed in the 20th century when the federal government forcibly removed residents, clearing the way for two ...Read More

Coming Soon To an Idaho Wilderness: Bulldozers?
June 26, 2015 — A mining company will be allowed to use trucks, bulldozers and other heavy equipment to search for gold in an iconic Idaho wilderness area, Forest Service officials announced this week. Payette National Forest Supervisor Keith Lannom determined that American Independence Mines and Minerals Co. holds a valid right to prospect for gold—a right that predates the establishment of the Frank Church-River of ...Read More

FSEEE Newsletter

Forest News - Winter 2015
What is the Forest Service identity? What's its brand? It's the $10 million ...Read More

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