Gila National Forest
Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics
by FSEEE
1M ago
The Gila National Forest in New Mexico is home to Earth’s first wilderness area, established by the Forest Service 100 years ago today and 40 years before the Wilderness Act was signed into law. Aldo Leopold, a Forest Service supervisor working in New Mexico at the time, spearheaded the effort to preserve the land. Leopold ..read more
Visit website
Cheatgrass
Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics
by Joe Stone
2M ago
‘One of the most significant ecological crises facing land managers in the arid West’ A report published in January, Cheatgrass Invasions: History, Causes, Consequences, and Solutions, by Western Watershed Projects is the source of the above quote. Authored by Erik Molvar, Roger Rosentreter, Don Mansfield, and Greta Anderson, the new report draws on a century ..read more
Visit website
Burned Redwoods Recover From 2020 Fire
Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics
by FSEEE
2M ago
In August 2020, the CZU Lightning Complex fire burned through Big Basin Redwoods State Park near Santa Cruz, California, consuming all of the foliage on some of the oldest redwoods. “It was shocking…. It really seemed like most of the trees were going to die,” Drew Peltier told Science magazine’s Erik Stokstad. Peltier, a tree ..read more
Visit website
Why Federal Tax Dollars are Funding the National Wild Turkey Federation
Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics
by Andy Stahl
2M ago
March 13, the National Wild Turkey Federation crowed about its “new Participating Agreement with the USDA Forest Service, marking a significant step in bolstering efforts to continue the great work that is being accomplished.” The press release gushed about the Federation’s new funding “entirely from federal dollars authorized in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the ..read more
Visit website
Reforestation Contributes to Cooling Temperatures
Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics
by FSEEE
2M ago
Researchers have shown that reforestation in the southeastern U.S. has had a cooling effect on the region. The findings of Mallory Barnes and her associates are documented in a Feb. 13 research article in Earth’s Future, published by the American Geophysical Union. This new research helps explain a “warming hole” over parts of the Southeast ..read more
Visit website
Encourage Elected Officials to Protect Vital Salmon Strongholds
Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics
by FSEEE
2M ago
Please call and urge your senators and representatives to support Senate Bill 440, the Oregon Recreation Enhancement Act, and Senate Bill 162, the Smith River National Recreation Area Expansion Act. Together, these bills will protect vital salmon strongholds and drinking water supplies from strip mining in the Klamath Mountains. The Congressional switchboard phone number is ..read more
Visit website
Protecting Salmon Strongholds in the Klamath Mountains
Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics
by Guest Author
2M ago
by Grant Werschkull The Smith River watershed in northern California and southern Oregon is a land of superlatives. Ancient redwood forests stand along the lower river as it flows through Redwood National and State parks. The Smith is the only major undammed river in California, and it contains the highest density of Wild and Scenic ..read more
Visit website
The Northwest Forest Plan Amendment
Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics
by FSEEE
4M ago
The Northwest Forest Plan — the world’s largest ecosystem management plan — was adopted in 1994 after President Bill Clinton essentially imposed the Plan on the Forest Service and other reluctant federal agencies. Of the Washington, Oregon, and California lands affected by the Plan, 19.4 million acres (79% ) are on national forests. Operating within ..read more
Visit website
Don’t Offer up our National Forests for Industrial Carbon Waste Dumping
Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics
by Guest Author
4M ago
by Jim Furnish In my 34-year career at the U.S. Forest Service, the agency worked to support American industry while also maintaining public lands and the renewable resources they foster. That’s why I am shocked to learn that the agency plans to make a fundamental change to how it manages our public lands: allowing private ..read more
Visit website
You’re not the Boss in Wilderness
Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics
by Guest Author
4M ago
by John Clayton, Writers on the Range When my friends and I encountered the fresh grizzly bear scat, we were deep in Wyoming’s Teton Wilderness, 20 miles from a trailhead. I’d seen grizzlies before—from the car. But this experience was on a whole other level. I felt vulnerable, nervous. I also felt fully alive. That ..read more
Visit website

Follow Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR