Forest Service

News Releases

BUSH "HEALTHY FOREST" PLANS HEMORRHAGE RED INK

Green Alternatives Nixed Even Though Billions Cheaper

FOREST SERVICE FINALLY FINES CONGRESSMAN FOR SETTING FOREST FIRE

Criminal Notice of Violation Hand-Delivered to Rep. Brown's Capitol Office

CONGRESSMAN EXTORTS FOREST SERVICE INTO DROPPING FIRE PENALTY

Rep. Henry Brown Set Forest Fire That Burned Out of Control

FOREST SERVICE DROPPING ENDANGERED SPECIES, RIPARIAN & ARCHAEOLOGICAL REVIEWS

Forest Service Will Self-Certify Compliance Under New "Streamline" Plan

FOREST SERVICE WHISTLEBLOWER WINS NATIONAL AWARD

Agency Suppresses Records

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"

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