Forest Service

News Releases

FOREST SERVICE AT SEA ON STATUS OF VAST MINERAL RIGHTS

Wilderness and Experimental Forests in 34 Eastern States Open to Drilling

PROBE DEMANDED INTO SHUTDOWN OF BP ALASKA OIL SPILL CASE

Senior EPA Agent Charges Criminal Investigation Truncated and Fines Slashed

NEW TAHOE NATIONAL FOREST PROPOSAL LACKS BALANCE, QUIET RECREATION SHORTCHANGED

Hikers, campers, anglers and other forest visitors worry that new Forest Service proposal would lead to more noise, pollution and safety risks from dirt bikes and off-road vehicles

BUSH APPOINTEE BLOCKED FINE OF CONGRESSMAN IN FOREST FIRE

Rep. Brown Notice Intercepted at Post Office on Orders of USDA Undersecretary

REVOLVING DOOR WOES MOUNT AT FEDERAL MINERALS AGENCY

Following Guilty Plea MMS Director Warns Workers to Expect More Shoes to Drop

THE CONGRESSMAN AND THE FOREST FIRE: A TALE OF STRING PULLING

Rep. Henry Brown Evades Forest Service Assessment for 4 Years, Penalty Waived

OFF-ROAD VEHICLE ROUTE DESIGNATIONS GOING BADLY OFF TRACK

U.S. Senate Hearing Grasping for Solutions to Rising Toll of ORVs on Public Lands

SHELL’S REVOLVING DOOR SWINGS U.S. ARCTIC DRILLING PROGRAM

Oil Company Grabs Top Agency Managers to Push What They Used to Regulate

U.S. TRUSTING OIL COMPANIES TO SAFEGUARD ARCTIC WILDLIFE

Industry Permit Plans Not Subjected to Required Peer-Review or Monitoring

U.S. OFFSHORE LEASING PREMISED ON FUTURE OF CHEAP OIL

Planning Assumes $30 a Barrel Oil to Minimize Potential Environmental Impacts

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