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After 3 years of negotiation, Forest Service compromises on timber project

The U.S. Forest Service has significantly scaled back its proposal to log nearly 1,500 acres of forest around High Knob and Pickem Mountain in th...

Study: Southerners love — and want more — wilderness

According to a study by researchers at the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, residents that spend time ex...

New federal funds foster engagement in management of public forests

Although the news was overshadowed by the government shutdown, Congress got something important done before wrapping up in December. With passage...

Public cut from public lands under Trump order

In the midst of all the turmoil in Washington, D.C., one recent move by President Donald Trump has slipped largely under the radar. Just before t...

Tennessee Wilderness Act will protect 20,000 acres of Cherokee National Forest

There was a present for Tennessee in the Farm Bill that recently passed Congress: The Tennessee Wilderness Act was included in the omnibus legisl...

U.S. Forest Service considers rule change to speed up oil, gas drilling on national forests

The U.S. Forest Service has given advance notice that it wants to revise its regulations for oil and gas drilling on national forest land. The pr...

Suit voluntarily dismissed after timber sale cancelled by Cherokee National Forest

Earlier today, SELC, on behalf of the Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club, with Knoxville attorney Shelby Ward, on behalf of Heartwood and Tenne...

Farm Bill would weaken logging protections and curtail public input

The U.S. House of Representatives is once again considering legislation that would bypass public involvement or consideration negative impacts fr...

Hugh Irwin recognized for lifetime of service to Southern forests

Hugh Irwin’s tireless dedication and determination in protecting southern forests over more than three decades of work have shaped our landscape....

Settlement reached in N.C. for U.S. 70 Havelock Bypass

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and the Sierra Club, represented by SELC, have signed a settlement agreement that will pr...

Conservation groups file suit over timber sale shrouded in Forest Service secrecy

A recent suit filed by SELC and partners alleges the U.S. Forest Service is illegally endangering the soil, forests, and waters of the Cherokee N...

Timber oversight in Cherokee National Forest shows pattern of mismanagement

The steep slopes in parts of Cherokee National Forest are what draw recreational users to their unique challenges and vantages. Yet the forest ha...

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