Forest Service

News Releases

REWARD OFFERED FOR OHV VANDALS WHO TRASHED MEADOW

GRAND CANYON THREATENED BY OFF-ROAD VEHICLE PLAN

Groups Protest ORV Penetration into Habitat and Across Archaeological Sites

DEADLY DOMESTIC SHEEP DISEASE THREATENS ENDANGERED SIERRA NEVADA BIGHORN

Feds Threatened With Legal Action to Close Grazing Allotments, Remedy Endangered Species Act Violations

OIL & GAS DRILLING LABELED MAJOR THREAT TO EASTERN FORESTS

U.S. Forest Service Flying Blind on Drilling Impacts Yet Still Issues More Permits

GAS DRILLING DIVIDES ANOTHER NATIONAL FOREST

Damage to Endangered Bat Caves and Toxic Pits Plague Monongahela NF

FOREST SERVICE AT SEA ON STATUS OF VAST MINERAL RIGHTS

Wilderness and Experimental Forests in 34 Eastern States Open to Drilling

NEW TAHOE NATIONAL FOREST PROPOSAL LACKS BALANCE, QUIET RECREATION SHORTCHANGED

Hikers, campers, anglers and other forest visitors worry that new Forest Service proposal would lead to more noise, pollution and safety risks from dirt bikes and off-road vehicles

BUSH APPOINTEE BLOCKED FINE OF CONGRESSMAN IN FOREST FIRE

Rep. Brown Notice Intercepted at Post Office on Orders of USDA Undersecretary

THE CONGRESSMAN AND THE FOREST FIRE: A TALE OF STRING PULLING

Rep. Henry Brown Evades Forest Service Assessment for 4 Years, Penalty Waived

OFF-ROAD VEHICLE ROUTE DESIGNATIONS GOING BADLY OFF TRACK

U.S. Senate Hearing Grasping for Solutions to Rising Toll of ORVs on Public Lands

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