Forest Service

News Releases

FOREST SERVICE LOOKS TO OUTSOURCE ITS “FIRE MILITIA”

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

FOREST SERVICE DISREGARDS WARNINGS ON WYOMING LAKE RESORT

Forest Service Overrides EPA Drinking Water Contamination Objections

ATTACKS ON FOREST SERVICE STAFF UP FIVEFOLD IN 2005

Urban Ills Penetrating Deep into Backwoods as Law Enforcement Presence Shrinks

NATIONAL FORESTS TO ALLOW CORPORATE ADS

Local Restrictions on Liquor and Tobacco Advertising Will Be Preempted

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 ALLOWED TIMBER INDUSTRY TO REWRITE SIERRA PLAN

Intervention to Stop Collusive Settlement Between Industry and Bush Administration

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

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