Forest Service

News Releases

FOREST SERVICE CANNOT SUPPORT SAVINGS CLAIMS FOR OUTSOURCING

Independent Audit Casts Doubts on Administration Estimates

FOREST SERVICE LOOKS TO OUTSOURCE ITS “FIRE MILITIA”

Fire-Fighting Capability May be Compromised by Contracting Out Staff Positions

FOREST SERVICE EYES OUTSOURCING TWO-THIRDS OF WORKFORCE

Thousands of Ranger, Biologist, Smoke-Jumper Jobs Out to Bid

NEW FOREST SERVICE LAW ENFORCEMENT CHIEF LACKS CREDENTIALS

Agency Manual Hastily Amended; Independent Law Enforcement Program at Risk

FOREST SERVICE TO HIRE “PR” FIRMS TO REPLACE SPOKESPEOPLE

Outsourcing Public Information Is First Step in Renewed Drive

FOREST SERVICE BECOMING ROGUE AGENCY

Forty-Four Recent Court Rulings Find Environmental Lawbreaking

BUSH "HEALTHY FOREST" PLANS HEMORRHAGE RED INK

Green Alternatives Nixed Even Though Billions Cheaper

FOREST SERVICE FINALLY FINES CONGRESSMAN FOR SETTING FOREST FIRE

Criminal Notice of Violation Hand-Delivered to Rep. Brown's Capitol Office

CONGRESSMAN EXTORTS FOREST SERVICE INTO DROPPING FIRE PENALTY

Rep. Henry Brown Set Forest Fire That Burned Out of Control

FOREST SERVICE DROPPING ENDANGERED SPECIES, RIPARIAN & ARCHAEOLOGICAL REVIEWS

Forest Service Will Self-Certify Compliance Under New "Streamline" Plan

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