Forest Service

News Releases

SEXUAL PREDATOR REPORT SEALED TO PROTECT HIS PRIVACY

Suit Seeks Release of Inspector General Review of Forest Service Serial Assaults

FRACKING FLUIDS - THE DEEPER, THE DIRTIER

New Study Finds Bottom-of-Barrel Flowback Fluids Much More Contaminated

LEADERSHIP VOID CRIPPLES FOREST SERVICE LAW ENFORCEMENT

Official Investigation Uncovers Plague of Dysfunction Afflicting 20 Eastern States

MEXICAN DRUG GANGS INVADE GREAT LAKES FORESTS

Forest Service Cops in Michigan and Wisconsin Decry Agency Head-in-Sand Stance

FRACKING FLUIDS POISON A NATIONAL FOREST

New Study Details Changes in Soil Chemistry and Devastation of Trees and Plants

FOREST SERVICE CHIEF MUM ON WHY HE IMPOSED GAG ORDER

Agency Faces FOIA Lawsuit for Failing to Turn Over Documents

FOREST COPS CHAFE UNDER TIGHT MEDIA MUZZLE

Crime and Accident Information Must Be Filtered Through D.C. Prior to Release

OBAMA GAG ORDER ON FEDERAL WORKERS LIKE THOSE UNDER BUSH

Forest Service Staff Forbidden from Talking to National Media or on National Issues

TELLICO RIVER WATERSHED CLOSED TO OFF-ROAD TRAFFIC

Conservationists Applaud U.S. Forest Service Action to Restore Water Quality

FOREST SERVICE ORV PLAN NEAR GRAND CANYON HALTED

ORV Access for Hunter Removals of Carcasses Dealt Setback with Ruling

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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