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Senator Calls Out Errors in National Monument Report

September 21, 2017 — The Trump administration’s plan to roll back national monument designations was blasted this week by New Mexico Sen. Martin Heinrich, who, during a congressional hearing, pointed out several factual errors in a report issuedMore

FSEEE Challenges Navy War Games

September 18, 2017 — FSEEE has filed a lawsuit challenging the Forest Service’s approval of a Navy plan to conduct electronic warfare training on the Olympic National Forest in Washington state. Earlier this summer, Olympic National Forest officialsMore

Unleashing the SuperTanker?

September 15, 2017 — Global SuperTanker Services, LLC, a subsidiary of a Connecticut equities firm, says it has what it takes to put out wildfires. The company owns the largest firefighting aircraft on the planet, a retrofitted BoeingMore

Park Service to Cull Grand Canyon Bison

September 12, 2017 — More than a century ago, ranchers introduced bison to the Kaibab Plateau of northern Arizona, hoping they would crossbreed with their cattle. A century later, descendants of those bison have wandered from the KaibabMore

FSEEE: Retardant Doesn’t Put Out Wildfires

September 7, 2017 — For the past several days, smoke has engulfed much of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, prompting residents to don facemasks and look longingly at forecasts for signs of cooler weather and cleansing winds. An active fireMore

Conservationists Challenge Pipeline Plan

September 6, 2017 — A coalition of conservation groups is challenging a draft Forest Service decision to allow a Virginia energy company to build a $5 billion, 600-mile-long natural gas pipeline that would cross two national forests. TheMore

FSEEE Calls Out Lawmaker for Backing Bad Bill

September 1, 2017 — There’s certainly no shortage of bad bills being considered in Congress right now. This is a dangerous time for the environment, with anti-conservation forces ascendant in both chambers of Congress and in the WhiteMore

Study: Bees Like Forest Fires

August 29, 2017 — Here’s some new buzz about how bees benefit from wildfires. Preliminary findings by a team of researchers at Oregon State University indicate that bees thrive in the openings created by high-severity wildfires. The findingsMore

Trump Administration Names New Forest Service Chief

August 22, 2017 — Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has named a fellow Southerner as the next chief of the Forest Service. Tony Tooke, who is regional forester for the agency’s southern region, will succeed Tom Tidwell, whoseMore