Forest Service

News Releases

FOREST SERVICE CHIEF MUM ON WHY HE IMPOSED GAG ORDER

Agency Faces FOIA Lawsuit for Failing to Turn Over Documents

EXXON VALDEZ DAMAGES REMAIN UNSETTLED AFTER 21 YEARS

Inability to Document Natural Resource Damages May Bedevil BP Spill Payments

BUY MMS MEMENTOS BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE

Auction of MMS Knick-Knacks as Successor Agency Struggles with Its Acronym

BP BUCKED CANADA’S SAME SEASON RELIEF WELL POLICY

Citing Its Gulf Expertise, BP Argued Rapid Relief Well Capacity Is Needless Expense

DID ANYONE ACTUALLY READ BPS OIL SPILL RESPONSE PLAN?

Walruses and Seals, Non-Existent Equipment Lists and Other Fanciful References

WHY THE BREAKUP OF MMS WON’T WORK

Interior Itself Part of Problem; Broader Solutions Required

FOREST COPS CHAFE UNDER TIGHT MEDIA MUZZLE

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

INTERIOR COOKING BOOKS ON ALASKA OFFSHORE ECO-ANALYSES

Interior Had Critical GAO Report Weeks before Unveiling Offshore Drilling Plans

NOAA CONCERNS BRUSHED ASIDE IN OBAMA OFFSHORE DRILLING PLAN

Political Positioning Trumps Promises of Comprehensive Planning

OBAMA GAG ORDER ON FEDERAL WORKERS LIKE THOSE UNDER BUSH

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

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