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FOREST SERVICE COPS AGAIN CALL FOR CHANGE BUT LOSING HOPE

Official Survey Shows Law Enforcement Officers Ill-Equipped, Alienated and Adrift

FOREST SERVICE TREADS WATER IN LAW ENFORCEMENT MAELSTROM

Torrent of Discontent Results in Little Concrete Action and No Leadership Change

RETIREES DECRY FOREST SERVICE LAW ENFORCEMENT MELTDOWN

Agriculture Secretary Asked to Remove Enforcement Chief for Rank Incompetence

FOREST SERVICE CHIEF BALKS ON LAW ENFORCEMENT REFORMS

Volcanic All-Hands Meeting Results in Stalling Tactics Not Leadership Change

TOXIC MORALE GRIPS FOREST SERVICE LAW ENFORCEMENT

Survey Reflects Leadership Void, Loss of Direction and Widespread Fear of Reprisal

PERSONAL VIDEO CAMERAS A BUST IN FOREST SERVICE

500 Video Devices Gather Dust after Clueless Purchase by Law Enforcement Branch

TICKET QUOTAS ISSUED TO FOREST SERVICE RANGERS

100 Citations-a-Year Target Rankles Officers Confused by Contradictory Directives

FOREST SERVICE KNIFES ITS OWN LAW ENFORCEMENT BUDGET

DOUBLE-DIGIT CUT PROMPTS REDUCED PATROLS AMONG SCRAMBLE FOR “ECONOMIES”

FOREST SERVICE DRONES STUCK IN HANGAR FOR 7 YEARS MAY TAKE OFF

Drone Deployment to Be Governed by Internal group with No Public Involvement

FOREST SERVICE EMPLOYEES VOTE NO CONFIDENCE ON LEADERSHIP

Survey Reveals Strong Doubts on Management Competence, Integrity and Policies

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White Papers
Ruined RelicsCrumbling Cultural Resource Protection (October 2002)
Ruined Relics is an account by former cultural resources staff and volunteers of Los PadresNational Forest documenting the dramatic declineof one of the premiere historical preservationprograms in the nation. more >>

Stealing the TongassPlaying by Alaska Rules in the U.S. Forest Service (November 1996)
The institutional complicity of the U.S. Forest Service results in widespread commercial timber theft, massive scaling fraud and illegal exporting of unfinished public logs from the Tongass National Forest in Alaska. more >>

Unindicted Co-ConspiratorTimber Theft and the U.S. Forest Service (March 1996)
The Forest Service has unilaterally disarmed the war against major timber theft and fraud by removing its police from the forest protection beat. Salvage sales, supposedly designed to promote forest health, leave the national forests and the American taxpayers at the mercy of an industry honor system -- an open invitation to steal. more >>

Business As UsualA Case Study of Environmental and Fiscal Malpractice on the Eldorado National Forest (February 1996)
The Forest Service has mismanaged the Eldorado National Forest in California and has attempted to cover-up wrongdoings. Agency managers have committed environmental violations costing tens of millions of tax dollars. more >>

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