FSEEE: Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics

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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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National News


Can drones plant trees? Former NASA scientist says yes - BioCarbon Engineering hopes to plant 1 billion trees each year in order to counter deforestation, CS Monitor

The Forest Service shouldn't pat itself on the back yet - Our View: The Forest Service has made some good progress, but it's time to start cutting down trees before it's too late, Arizona Republic editorial
Proposed resort development seen as big threat to Grand Canyon National Park - Forest Service eyes plan for road, infrastructure improvements around Tusayan, Ariz., Summit Voice
Colorado firefighters speak out on climate change - Short documentary film explores links between global warming and growing wildfire danger, Summit Voice

Southwest News

The Forest Service shouldn't pat itself on the back yet - Our View: The Forest Service has made some good progress, but it's time to start cutting down trees before it's too late, Arizona Republic editorial

Proposed resort development seen as big threat to Grand Canyon National Park - Forest Service eyes plan for road, infrastructure improvements around Tusayan, Ariz., Summit Voice

Ground Truth

Dispatch
The Battle of Butler Hollow
May 1, 2015 — A Forest Service proposal to thin a heavily wooded section of southern Missouri’s Ozark Mountains is raising fundamental questions about the nature of “natural.” The agency, backed by The Nature Conservancy, the American Bird Conservancy and the National Wild Turkey Federation, hopes to restore more than 18,000 acres near the Arkansas border to a closer approximation of the area’s historical condition. But ...Read More

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Counties to Receive Timber Payments
April 28, 2015 — Rural counties with federal timberlands will divvy up $285 million this year after Congress again authorized long-standing annual payments to help fund schools and roads. A 1908 law requires the federal government to compensate counties with national forests by giving them 25 percent of funds generated through logging on federal land. In 1990, after lawsuits prompted steep declines in logging, Congress ...Read More

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No Federal Protection for Sage Grouse in Nevada, California
April 23, 2015 — A population of sage grouse that hangs on in California and Nevada will not be listed as threatened or endangered after the Obama administration determined cooperative efforts to save the bird are likely to succeed. Biologists estimate a few thousand of the grouse live in the high-desert sagebrush country east of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The birds have lived in isolation from other populations for ...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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