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December 1999 Planet Main
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Wild Forest Protection Plan
Roadless Plan
Motorized Madness
Environmentalists Under Fire
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Write the Forest Service Today

The Forest Service wants the public to weigh in with comments on its wild forest protection plan. Timber industry lobbyists are already trying to stop or weaken this initiative, so it is critical that we demonstrate broad public support for protecting our wild forests. The first comment period ends on Dec. 20, so urgent action is necessary.

These public comments will help shape the final plan.

To take action:
Please write a letter or send the "One-Minute Activist" on page 8. Tell the Forest Service that our national forests should be protected from logging and other destructive activities. Tell the agency that you support a roadless-area protection policy that:

  • applies to all national forest roadless areas of more than 1,000 acres - including Alaska's Tongass and Chugach national forests;

  • provides permanent protection for all roadless areas from new road construction, logging, mining, off-road vehicle use, oil and gas development and other harmful activities;

  • protects roadless areas now rather than waiting for the forest planning process.

Write: USDA Forest Service CAET, Attn: Roadless Areas, Notice of Intent P. O. Box 221090, Salt Lake City, UT 84122.

For more information:
Call the Sierra Club at 1-800-OUR-LAND.


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