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Operation Goat Lift Begins

September 10, 2018 — An operation to remove non-native mountain goats from the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state gets under way today. More than 700 goats live in the Olympic Mountains, descended from a handful released there byMore

Forest Service Approves First Phase of Montana Mine

August 30, 2018 — A plan to dig a copper and silver mine beneath the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness in northwest Montana took a step forward this week when Forest Service officials granted permission for the first phase ofMore

FSEEE Featured on Public Radio Program

August 27, 2018 — FSEEE Executive Director Andy Stahl was interviewed this morning on a public radio news program focusing on the use of fire retardant to fight wildfires. It’s a subject FSEEE knows quite a bit about.More

Devil’s Staircase: A Place Like No Other

August 24, 2018 — FSEEE has long championed protecting the spectacular Devil’s Staircase in Oregon’s Coast Range as a designated wilderness area. For a first-person account of a trip to the rugged region—and its signature feature, a naturallyMore

Major Expansion Planned for Nevada Ski Area

August 22, 2018 — A major expansion of a ski area on national forest land just 50 miles outside of Las Vegas is now out for public review. The owners of the Lee Canyon ski area, on theMore

OR-7 a Dad—Again

August 15, 2018 — A trailblazing wolf that has made the Cascade Mountains of southern Oregon his own is a father once again. Yesterday, federal wildlife biologists released a video showing a trio of pups cavorting on aMore

Judges Revoke Atlantic Coast Pipeline Permits

August 9, 2018 — Another week, another victory for opponents of pipelines in the Appalachian Mountains. On Monday, a three-judge panel invalidated two key permits for the 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline on grounds that they would violate theMore

FSEEE Featured in Public Radio Report on Wildfires

August 7, 2018 — Former FSEEE board member Rich Fairbanks is quoted extensively in an in-depth Oregon Public Broadcasting report that examines the disconnect between politics and the best science regarding wildfires. Fairbanks, a retired Forest Service employeeMore

Op-ed Slams Forestry Provisions in House Farm Bill

August 1, 2018 — For a clear-eyed analysis of the threats to our national forests posed by disastrous provisions in the House version of the 2018 Farm Bill, check out this op-ed, published today on the news website,More