USFS Removes References to Climate Change from Wilderness Webpage

In a report released on July 22, 2019 the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI) released its latest report “The New Digital Landscape” detailing changes to government websites between 2016 and 2018 that reflect the Trump Administration’s anti-science agenda.

The report details how the United States Forest Service (USFS) (which is within the United States Department of Agriculture) changed its “Wilderness” webpage to remove references to climate change. The changes removed ‘global warming change” from a list of changes that affect the ecological character and function of wilderness despite the fact that research shows wilderness areas will be drastically impacted by climate change.