Forest Service

News Releases

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

OLD DEAD FISH SPARK SPAT BETWEEN GOVERNMENT AND OIL GIANT

Pacific Herring Tissue Samples from 2005 Figure in Ongoing Exxon Valdez Litigation

EXXON VALDEZ RECOVERY REMAINS STUCK IN LIMBO

Federal Judge “Dismayed” over Slow Pace of Promised Preliminary Work

FATAL GULF RIG EXPLOSION STILL UNRESOLVED MONTHS LATER

Black Elk Blast Killed Three; Agency “Cannot Estimate” Investigation Completion

CALL TO OPEN UP EMERGENCY SHELL ARCTIC REVIEW

Federal Agencies Need to Consult Outside Experts and Residents Not Just Industry

ALASKA DROPPED BALL ON RUNAWAY SHELL VESSEL

State Focused on Capacity of Towing Vessel to be Towed, Not on Its Ability to Tow

ARCTIC OFFSHORE DRILLING SAFETY ASSURANCES SOUGHT

Lawsuit to Force Release of Key Spill Prevention and Response Documents

BRITS DECRY “RECKLESS RUSH” TO DRILL IN ARCTIC WATERS

House of Commons Calls for Moratorium Until Stronger Safeguards Are in Place

ORVS BARRED FROM CAROLINA-TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN FOREST TRAILS

Federal Court Upholds Closure of the Tellico ORV Area to Protect Brook Trout

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 >>

Other PEER Activities
USDA lynx investigation report