Category: Dispatch

Deep Workforce Cuts Proposed for BLM

June 21, 2017 — As many as 1,000 jobs at the Bureau of Land Management may disappear next year, according to an email sent to agency employees last week by BLM Acting Director Mike Nedd, as the TrumpMore

Zinke to Trump: Roll Back National Monument Designation

June 12, 2017 — Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wants President Trump to narrow the boundaries of Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument, marking a significant advance in the administration’s pledge to roll back national monument designations. InMore

An Emphatic Ruling Against a Montana Mine

June 1, 2017 — Question: How many laws can the federal government violate by giving the green light to a copper and silver mine in a wild corner of Montana? Answer: At least five. Earlier this week, U.S.More

Female Forest Service Employees Report Hostile Workplaces

May 30, 2017 — A 2015 study commissioned by the U.S. Forest Service’s California region found that female employees in the agency were more likely to face hostile working conditions than their male colleagues. The McClatchy news organizationMore

“Preserve the Best and Conserve the Rest”

May 23, 2017 — The work of a Forest Service wildlife biologist is not that of your typical desk worker—just ask Hadley B. Roberts. Roberts, a longtime FSEEE member, was a Forest Service employee for nearly three decades.More

Trouble for California Salmon

May 17, 2017 — Salmon, trout and steelhead in California face a grim future if present trends continue, according to a study released this week, and climate change is the primary culprit. The report, titled “Fish in Hot Water,”More

Senate Upholds Climate Change Rule

May 11, 2017 — A rule designed to limit the amount of methane released from drilling for oil and natural gas on public land will remain in place—at least for now. The Senate voted 51-49 yesterday against rescindingMore

Good Earth Power Sued Again

May 8, 2017 — The company that holds the largest forest restoration contract ever issued by the Forest Service is being sued by two former executives who claim they are due more than $4 million in unpaid salaryMore

The Roundup for May 5, 2017

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