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Forests Forever Action Alerts

10/11/05

SIGN THE CITIZEN'S PETITION TO PROTECT OUR LAST WILD FORESTS

Click Here to Protect America's Last Roadless Forests

On May 5, the Bush administration repealed the widely supported Roadless Area Conservation Rule, opening 58.5 million acres of America's last wild national forests to logging, road construction, mining, oil exploration, and other forms of development.

There are 4.4. million roadless acres in California’s national forests.

Under the new policy, if governors wish to have roadless areas within their state protected, they must complete a burdensome petition process and file their recommendations with political appointees at the Department of Agriculture. The federal government can then accept, modify or reject these petitions. Elected officials and citizens outside those states will have no say at all about the fate of these shared national treasures.

Conservationists throughout the country are joining together to file an official petition with the Bush administration to demand the reinstatement of the 2001 rule.

We believe that America's last roadless national forests belong to each and every American and all our remaining roadless areas should be protected, completely and permanently through reinstatement of the Roadless Area Conservation Rule of 2001.

SIGN THE PETITION

If you agree with the statement above, please to join your fellow Americans and sign the petition TODAY at:

http://www.net.org/petition.php?partner=FF

It's quick, easy, and can help ensure that pristine roadless areas in our national forests remain wild for future generations.

If the link above does not work, copy and paste it in your web browser.

A petition with all of the signatures will be presented to President Bush and the Department of Agriculture. Additionally, a copy of the petition will be delivered to Gov. Schwarzenegger.

Thank you for your continued support!

 

Forests Forever:
Their Ecology, Restoration, and Protection
by
John J. Berger

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from Forests Forever Foundation
and the Center for American Places