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FOREST SERVICE FIRE-FIGHTING AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE CAPABILITIES AT RISK

Collateral Duty Responders Lost in Outsourcing Plan

OUTSOURCING STRETCHES FOREST SERVICE FIREFIGHTING COSTS TO HALF BILLION OVER BUDGET

Forest Service Lacks Staff to Oversee Contracts

FOREST SERVICE SECRETLY TARGETING SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS FOR MAJOR LOGGING

Changes Forest Plans

FOREST SERVICE OUTSOURCING COSTS GO WAY OVER BUDGET

Project Money Diverted; Forests Told to Stonewall Data Requests

FOREST SERVICE TO BID OUT LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIRE AND ENVIRONMENTAL POSITIONS

Group Decries "Rent-a-Ranger"

ABC'S JOHN STOSSEL PEDDLES MORE MISINFORMATION

Conservative Pundit Recycles Lynx Myth

WASHINGTON TIMES PEDDLES “EQUAL TIME” ADS TO DEFENDERS OF AGENCY SCIENTISTS

Stunt called New Form of “Checkbook Journalism”

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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