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Sexual Misconduct in the U.S. Forest Service: Michaela Myers' Story

Published: March 16, 2018



A crew of Forest Service "hotshot" firefighters tackles the Cedar Fire in the Sequoia National Forest, August 23, 2016. (Photo: Lance Cheung / USDA, Flickr CC BY 2.0)


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Michaela Myers finished college in 2017 and landed what she thought was a dream job: working with the US Forest Service fighting wildfires in Oregon. But a pattern of sexual harassment and hazing by her boss and colleagues turned that dream into a nightmare. She tells her story to Living on Earth host Steve Curwood.


Michaela Myers in 2017, her first season fighting fires with the U.S. Forest Service. (Photo: courtesy of Michaela Myers)

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Listen to the story of Abby Bolt, who experienced hazing, harassment and assault during her 21 years working in fire at the Forest Service

Listen to our interview with PBS NewsHour reporter Liz Flock about the systemic sexual harassment problems U.S. Forest Service women describe

PBS NewsHour: “They reported sexual harassment. Then the retaliation began"

U.S. Forest Service Anti-Harassment Policy

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