Best Of 2021

Best forest fire: Effort to save USFFP

Effort to save USFFP

Over the summer, student groups started a movement asking USF officials to hit the brakes on a university inquiry into developing USF Forest Preserve (USFFP) land that’s supposed to be protected by The Wildlife Corridor Act. USFFP also contains at least nine documented archaeological sites, including an Indigenous cemetery, but the public at large might not be aware of the peril the preserve faces without the students who fought to spread awareness via a documentary, rallies and action through student government. The fight’s not over, but a whole lot of the community has the students’ backs.