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Toxic Algae and Fire Retardant

August 24, 2021 — Authorities are looking at toxic algae as a likely cause in the mysterious deaths of a family and their dog while hiking in the Sierra National Forest. The family was reported missing when theyMore

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

Wildfire Mitigation

July 20, 2021 — The 2020 wildfire season set a record for acres burned in the U.S. since 1983, and fire season started early for 2021 with drought conditions continuing across most of the country. At this writing,More

Roadless Area Conservation Act

June 14, 2021 — Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) reintroduced conservation legislation — the Roadless Area Conservation Act (S. 877). The proposed legislation would permanently prevent logging and related activities in designated roadless areas of National Forest land, includingMore

30×30

June 10, 2021 — In May, the Biden administration released a 24-page “Conserving America the Beautiful” plan with a goal of “conserving at least 30 percent of our lands and waters by 2030.” The 30×30 idea is basedMore

Wildfire Caucus

June 5, 2021 — Congressman John Curtis (R-Utah) and Congressman Joe Neguse (D-Colo.) formed the Bipartisan Wildfire Caucus in the second month of the 117th Congress. A press release issued by the offices of both congressmen says theMore

Haaland Makes History at Interior

May 31, 2021 — Interior Secretary Debra Anne Haaland became the first Native American to serve as a Cabinet secretary when she took the oath of office on March 16. She won confirmation in the Senate on aMore

No Pass from Forest Service ‘Nanny State’

May 25, 2021 — The Statesman Journal in Salem, Oregon, recently published an editorial by FSEEE Executive Director Andy Stahl, in which he takes the Forest Service to task for closing large portions of many national forests followingMore