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Quentin Bass: Appalachian Tales with a Megaphone

Quentin Bass: Appalachian Tales with a Megaphone

PEER first encountered Quentin Bass, an archaeologist with the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee, in 2003. He had uncovered Forest Service historical records showing from a century ago that the Southern Appalachian forests were once dominated by tall, old trees,...

Forest Service Wants to Pay More in Money-Losing Timber Sale

Forest Service Wants to Pay More in Money-Losing Timber Sale Alaska Region Urges Off-the-Books Cash to Logger to Sweeten Tongass Contract Washington, DC — After losing nearly $2 million on a major timber sale, U.S. Forest Service officials are pushing for additional...

National Forests Remain Vulnerable to Timber Theft and Fraud

National Forests Remain Vulnerable to Timber Theft and Fraud Lawsuit Filed to Force U.S. Forest Service to Disclose the Fate of Promised Reforms Washington, DC — The U.S. Forest Service has been unable to identify the safeguards it claims to have recently adopted to...

Animal Cruelty Case vs. U.S. Forest Service Sidelined

Animal Cruelty Case vs. U.S. Forest Service Sidelined Two Horses and a Mule Died of Dehydration in Arizona’s Apache-Sitgreaves Forest Washington, DC — An attempt to criminally prosecute U.S. Forest Service employees for acts of cruelty to animals resulting in the...

Forest Service Scalped on Tongass Timber Sales

Forest Service Scalped on Tongass Timber Sales Bad Sales Cost Taxpayers & Alaska Schools Big Money and Hurt the Forest Washington, DC — Recent timber sales from Alaska’s vast Tongass National Forest have been financial as well as ecological debacles, according to...