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Urge Your US Representative to Support Roadless Legislation

Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness, 4/16/02


Friends’ members and allies are urged to contact their U.S. representatives seeking co-sponsorship of legislation that would permanently protect 58.5 million acres of U.S. Forest Service lands. 

In January 2001, the Clinton Administration approved the Roadless Conservation Initiative, which protects 58.5 million acres of federal forest lands from logging and road building.  Of that figure, 62,000 acres are in Superior National Forest and many of them are adjacent to the Boundary Waters.  Unfortunately, the Bush Administration has undermined the initiative’s implementation through delays and proposed modifications. 

This spring, a bipartisan coalition of U.S. representatives is introducing legislation to make the protection of those 58.5 million acres permanent.  You are urged to contact your U.S. representative and ask him or her to be an original co-sponsor of this valuable and necessary legislation, the National Forest Roadless Area Conservation Act.  If you do not know your U.S. representative, or how to contact him or her, please visit the following website:  Otherwise, all members of Congress may be reached through the U.S. Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121

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