Forest Service Dropping Endangered Species, Riparian and Archaeological Reviews

The Bush Administration continues to eradicate requirements and opportunities for public and scientific review of public lands management activities that may harm imperiled plant species and communities. The Administration is proposing to eliminate reviews by outside agencies, such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or the Environmental Protection Agency, of Forest Service projects that may threaten plants or their habitats. For more information on the Bush Administration’s approach to science see the California Native Plant Society’s web page on the topic: or click “Misuse of Science”.
Also see the Union of Concerned Scientists report “Scientific Integrity in Policymaking”