FSEEE: Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics

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

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 ...

National Forest News

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National News

Coalition fights LBL timber sales, Murray Ledger & Times

Sen. Murkowski: Forest Service is Morphing into Emergency Fire Service, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
Cantwell to Introduce Wildfire Legislation - Senator Seeks Better Coordination for Wildfire Management and Emergency Response, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

D.C. News

Sen. Murkowski: Forest Service is Morphing into Emergency Fire Service, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
Cantwell to Introduce Wildfire Legislation - Senator Seeks Better Coordination for Wildfire Management and Emergency Response, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee
Electric company head testifies for federal changes - Forest Service, BLM difficult to work with, says Markham, Bend Bulletin

Ground Truth

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Forest Service Approves Power Line in Black Hills
May 26, 2015 — A South Dakota power company has the Forest Service’s permission to build a high-voltage electrical transmission line across the Black Hills National Forest. The line, to be constructed and operated by Black Hills Power, will cut across 36 miles of the national forest and nearly five miles of the Thunder Basin National Grassland. Company officials said they hope to have the line up and running by the ...Read More

Sound Off
Protecting a Special Place
May 22, 2015 — The federal government often seems powerless to stop Big Oil from having its way on public lands. So when federal land managers stand up to the petrochemical industry, putting the public’s interests before special interests, it’s important to take note. Kudos to Scott Fitzwilliams, supervisor of Colorado’s White River National Forest, for protecting a spectacular slice of the central Rockies from oil ...Read More

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Olympic Navy Exercises Decision Delayed Again
May 20, 2015 — The Forest Service will delay deciding whether to allow the U.S. Navy to conduct war exercises on Washington’s Olympic National Forest until early 2016. Forest Service and Navy officials told the Peninsula Daily News, of Port Angeles, that they need the extra time to wade through a barrage of public commentary, most of it opposed to the Navy’s plans. They said they will hire an outside consultant to ...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

"Seeing the Forest" Video

Watch the FSEEE documentary video chronicling how one National Forest evolved from valuing only the trees to seeing the entire forest.

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