Forest Service

News Releases

NEW SCIENCE RULES FOR OFFSHORE DRILLING SEND MIXED MESSAGE

MMS “Transparency” Mandate Riddled with Welter of Non-Release Categories

TELLICO RIVER WATERSHED CLOSED TO OFF-ROAD TRAFFIC

Conservationists Applaud U.S. Forest Service Action to Restore Water Quality

NOAA RAISES RED FLAGS ON AGGRESSIVE OFFSHORE DRILLING PLAN

Exclusion Zones, Buffers and Oil Spill Protections Would Scale Back Lease Schedule

DON’T EXPECT NEW MARINE SANCTUARIES UNDER OBAMA

NOAA Chief Says No Plans to Even Begin Considering New Ocean Reserves

FOREST SERVICE ORV PLAN NEAR GRAND CANYON HALTED

ORV Access for Hunter Removals of Carcasses Dealt Setback with Ruling

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

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