The Forest Jobs and Recreation Act passed out of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Dec. 19, advancing a years-long campaign to protect almost a million acres of incredible backcountry throughout western Montana, including over 600,000 acres of new Wilderness Area.
House Republicans are fast-tracking so-called “salvage logging” in thousands of acres of wild California forest, part of a disastrous piece of legislation that threatens the health of the area for generations to come.
When budget cuts forced Washington's Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest to make serious changes to its vital forest roads system, a diverse group of partners and stakeholders stepped forward to ensure the community voice will be heard during the decision-making process.
While Forest Service workers are furloughed, Hollywood filmmakers are unable to secure permits for filming in national forests, which are frequently used in the filming of movies, commercials and television shows.
While each story below is uniquely horrible, there are hundreds more cases of devastated businesses, distressed workers and disappointed vacationers -- and these are on top of the stories that our unjustly victimized furloughed workers would tell.