Well, it looks like the Forest Service is still up to its old tricks.
This looks like the Regional Forester for Forest Service Region 9 (Maine to
Minnesota and states north of the Ohio River) broke federal laws when advocating
for accelerated road construction and reconstruction in the region.
Perhaps if they wasted fewer taxpayer dollars logging our national forests, they
could afford to pay for road maintenance (for road repair often due to their use
by logging equipment, no less).
Readers of this list should also keep in mind that the Regional Office in
Milwaukee also sent out federal employees to teach Forest Service line officers
in the Northeast how to circumvent federal environmental laws earlier this
decade. Affidavits from Forest Service employees attesting to this fact
were included in litigation over Lamb Brook in New Hampshire. In that
case, Forest Service proposed to log in the sensitive Lamb Brook area despite
its critical importance to black bear and other wildlife species.
Here is a snippet from the article. The full text is available
"GAO: Forest Serv. Lobbied Illegally
Associated Press Writer=
WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Forest
Service lobbied illegally to try to
boost road funds and change the way it
distributes county aid,
according to congressional
A regional forester in Michigan told interest
groups last year
to ``let Congress know'' of the need to boost funds for
national forests, the General Accounting Office said in a