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Trump Guts Utah Monuments

December 4, 2017 — Donald Trump signed a pair of proclamations today that would shrink two national monuments in Utah in what would be the largest rollback of federally protected land in American history. Speaking in Salt LakeMore

Lawsuit Challenges Arizona Copper Mine

December 1, 2017 — A quartet of conservation groups filed a lawsuit earlier this week challenging the Forest Service’s approval of a massive open-pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains of southern Arizona. The lawsuit alleges theMore

Victories of 2017

November 27, 2017 — Dear FSEEE Supporter, This has been a trying year. Those who care passionately about our public lands have endured a bevy of broadsides threatening the values we hold so dear. Attacks on national monuments,More

Saving Birds, One Screen At a Time

November 27, 2017 — Each year, thousands of birds are trapped after flying down ventilation pipes, chimneys, dryer vents and other types of pipes. A Wyoming-based bird advocacy group is working to change that by partnering with publicMore

Agency Approves Atlantic Coast Pipeline

November 20, 2017 — The Forest Service has approved a controversial natural gas pipeline that would cut across two national forests in the Appalachian Mountains. Conservationists vowed to challenge the agency’s approval of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, whichMore

Air Force Training Proposal Draws Criticism

November 16, 2017 — A U.S. Air Force proposal to expand training flights over New Mexico’s Gila National Forest, including over designated wilderness areas, has drawn a strong negative reaction from local residents who fear the flights wouldMore

Small-Town Newspaper Gets It Right

October 30, 2017 — A pitched battle is underway over how to interpret this summer’s wildfires on federal lands, which wafted thick layers of smoke into urbanized areas around the West. How that battle ends will have seriousMore