members and allies are urged to contact their
seeking co-sponsorship of legislation that would permanently protect
58.5 million acres of U.S. Forest Service lands.
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
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.
spring, a bipartisan coalition of
introducing legislation to make the protection of those 58.5 million
acres permanent. You are
urged to contact your
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
how to contact him or her, please visit the following website: http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW.html.
Otherwise, all members of Congress may be reached through the
U.S. Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121