Forest Service changes course on $10M PR campaign


WASHINGTON POST: The federal agency cited a lack of funds for its unexpected change of course.

Share this article!

WASHINGTON POST: The federal agency cited a lack of funds for its unexpected change of course.

Andy Stahl, director of the watchdog group Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics, said he thought the agency’s leaders “finally listened to Forest Service employees, and no one thought this was a good idea.”

Stahl said that after he learned of the contract plans, he sent an e-mail to 25,000 Forest Service employees, and about half of them opened it. He got about 50 replies, all critical, suggesting that the money could be put to better use on providing recreation programs, revising forest-management plans, restoring ecosystems, hiring more employees and lifting a three-year wage freeze.

Read more here.