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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

Forest Service Approves Controversial Copper Mine

June 8, 2017 — A proposal to dig a $2 billion, mile-wide, half-mile-deep copper mine in southern Arizona cleared a significant hurdle yesterday when the Forest Service granted formal approval for the controversial project. Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals wantsMore

Fighting for Survival

June 5, 2017 — In the waning days of 1973, Richard Nixon signed into law the Endangered Species Act. It was anything but a controversial step for the embattled president, who a few months later would resign hisMore

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

The Roundup for May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017 — Go West, BLM? – FSEEE Two Republican lawmakers from Colorado have introduced legislation that calls for moving the Bureau of Land Management’s headquarters from the nation’s capital to a western state. Timber! Loggers hope to fireMore

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