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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

Tidwell Out as Forest Service Chief

August 18, 2017 — The Trump administration announced today that U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell is retiring from the agency. His last day in office will be September 1. “From the start, we have relied on ChiefMore

Forest Service Tweaks Wyoming Logging Plan

August 15, 2017 — A logging project high in the Wyoming Rockies will be modified after FSEEE raised concerns about impacts to the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. Officials with the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest want to thinMore

Counterclaim Filed in 4FRI Lawsuit

August 11, 2017 — This spring, two former executives of Good Earth Power AZ, which holds the largest forest restoration contract ever issued by the Forest Service, sued the company, alleging they were owed more than $4 millionMore

Senate Bill Would Loosen Environmental Laws

August 8, 2017 — South Dakota Senator John Thune last week introduced legislation that would sharply curtail environmental reviews of logging projects on national forests. The bill, dubbed the Forest Management Improvement Act of 2017, would allow theMore

Forest Service to Allow Olympic National Forest War Games

August 3, 2017 — Forest Service officials have given the green light to a controversial plan to stage electronic warfare games on the Olympic National Forest in Washington state. The decision allows personnel from the Whidbey Island NavalMore

Trump Administration and Senator Target District Ranger

July 28, 2017 — When a sitting U.S. senator and a member of the president’s cabinet go after a Forest Service district ranger, guess who wins? Alex Sienkiewicz, who was “reassigned” last month from his post on Montana’sMore