Forest Service

News Releases

FOREST SERVICE EMPLOYEES VOTE NO CONFIDENCE ON LEADERSHIP

Survey Reveals Strong Doubts on Management Competence, Integrity and Policies

LEADERSHIP VOID CRIPPLES FOREST SERVICE LAW ENFORCEMENT

Official Investigation Uncovers Plague of Dysfunction Afflicting 20 Eastern States

FOREST SERVICE CHIEF MUM ON WHY HE IMPOSED GAG ORDER

Agency Faces FOIA Lawsuit for Failing to Turn Over Documents

FOREST SERVICE AT SEA ON STATUS OF VAST MINERAL RIGHTS

Wilderness and Experimental Forests in 34 Eastern States Open to Drilling

U.S. FOREST SERVICE FIELDING FLEET OF DRONES

Law Enforcement Wants “Unmanned Aerial Vehicles” Hovering Above Forests

U.S. FOREST SERVICE DROPS MASSIVE RESTRUCTURING

Avoiding “Additional Disruption and Confusion” Will Keep Biologists in the Forests

FOREST SERVICE OUTSOURCING PROGRAM A FIASCO, GAO FINDS

Scathing Report Rips Firefighting Erosion, Illusory Savings and Law Violations

FOREST SERVICE TO PULL ITS SCIENTISTS AND PLANNERS FROM FIELD

Massive Consolidation of NEPA Functions Will Take Thousands Out of Forests

CASH STARVED FOREST SERVICE SPENDS $600,000 TO BUY TASERS

Devices Remain in Boxes Because Rangers Lack Training

FOREST SERVICE OUTSOURCING PLAN PRODUCES BIG LOSSES

Claimed “On the Books” Savings Swamped by “Off the Books” Costs

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
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