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August 30, 2023 | Revolving Door Project Newsletter
The roughly 35,800 employees of the federal Forest Service, housed within the Department of Agriculture, are responsible for managing 193,000,000 acres of national forests. The mission of the Forest Service is to “sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.” Yet time and time again, the Forest Service has betrayed this mission in order to service the profit-driven ends of the timber industry, prioritizing commercial timber extraction over recreation and conservation, and ignoring the essential role intact forests play in mitigating our ongoing biodiversity and climate crises.
December 10, 2021
Many executive branch departments and agencies — including FEMA, USDA, and the VA — administer lesser-known federal housing programs.
August 31, 2021
With the right staff at the helm, USDA’s Rural Development Division could be the key to rebuilding rural America.
August 20, 2021
But the President must also hire the right people to administer SNAP and think bigger about strengthening the social safety net.