Forest Service

News Releases

FOREST SERVICE WANTS TO PAY MORE IN MONEY-LOSING TIMBER SALE

Alaska Region Urges Off-the-Books Cash to Logger to Sweeten Tongass Contract

NATIONAL FORESTS REMAIN VULNERABLE TO TIMBER THEFT AND FRAUD

Lawsuit Filed to Force U.S. Forest Service to Disclose the Fate of Promised Reforms

ANIMAL CRUELTY CASE VS. U.S. FOREST SERVICE SIDELINED

Two Horses and a Mule Died of Dehydration in Arizona’s Apache-Sitgreaves Forest

FOREST SERVICE RANGERS AT RECORD LOW LEVELS

Assaults and Threats against Forest Workers Spike but Decline in Other Agencies

FOREST SERVICE SCALPED ON TONGASS TIMBER SALES

Bad Sales Cost Taxpayers & Alaska Schools Big Money and Hurt the Forest

TRAIL OF TEARS ILLEGALLY DEFACED BY FOREST SERVICE

Agency Apologizes for Destroying Sacred Sites but Offers No Atonement

SUIT TO ENFORCE FEDERAL CONTRACTOR WHISTLEBLOWER LAW

Little-Used Law for Federal Contract and Subcontract Employees to Lapse in 2017

FOREST SERVICE HATCHETS LAW ENFORCEMENT

Rangers Told to “Prioritize” in Face of One-Sixth Reduction in Personnel

FOREST SERVICE COPS AGAIN CALL FOR CHANGE BUT LOSING HOPE

Official Survey Shows Law Enforcement Officers Ill-Equipped, Alienated and Adrift

FOREST SERVICE TREADS WATER IN LAW ENFORCEMENT MAELSTROM

Torrent of Discontent Results in Little Concrete Action and No Leadership Change



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