Forest Service

Interim Forest Service chief says she’ll confront harassment

BILLINGS, Mont/March 09, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The U.S. Forest Service faces “hard truths” about harassment and retaliation in its ranks following the departure of its chief amid allegations of sexual misconduct, the agency’s newly-appointed leader said Friday. Forest Service interim Chief Vicki Christiansen said in an email to agency employees that she stands with them and will … Continue reading Interim Forest Service chief says she’ll confront harassment

Forest Service spends record $2B battling forest fires

WASHINGTON/September 14, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The Forest Service has spent more than $2 billion battling forest fires around the country — a new record as wildfires blacken the American West in one of the nation’s worst fire seasons. Wildfires have ravaged the West this summer with 64 large fires burning across 10 states as of … Continue reading Forest Service spends record $2B battling forest fires