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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...

U.S. House passes bill proposing to treat Southeastern National Forests as crops

Late Wednesday, the House voted on and passed the so-called “Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017” (H.R. 2936). The legislation proposes to crea...

Additions proposed for two Virginia Wilderness Areas

Senator Tim Kaine introduced a bill last week, the Virginia Wilderness Additions Act of 2017, co-sponsored by Senator Mark Warner, that would pro...

Celebrate National Public Lands Day

Each year, National Public Lands Day provides a chance to reflect on the key role these special public spaces play in American lives. One of the...

Grant awards over $500,000 for collaborative work in George Washington National Forest

Environmental restoration work in Virginia’s George Washington National Forest got a boost this month thanks to newly announced federal grant fun...

SELC in court to protect South’s rare longleaf pines from unneeded highway

Today SELC filed a federal lawsuit challenging the planned construction of an unneeded, costly highway. The planned Havelock Bypass would cut thr...

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