|ASK PRESIDENT BUSH TO PROTECT ROADLESS AREAS
Courtesy of Friends of the BWCA, 4/26/01
By May 4th, President Bush will determine the fate of America's last
pristine National Forests!
Please send a free FAX to President Bush today, and tell him to conserve
our precious last wild forests for future generations. Tell him to
support the Roadless Area Conservation Rule!
What¹s at Stake:
The U.S. Forest Service issued the popular forest conservation plan,
known as the Roadless Area Conservation Rule, earlier this year. It was
the result of the most extensive public participation in a rulemaking
process in history, including more than 600 public meetings, 1.6 million
public comments, and two years of public debate.
This forest conservation policy would protect the last 58 million acres
of unspoiled National Forest lands from logging, mining, and drilling,
which are already allowed on most National Forest lands. At stake
in Minnesota are 62,000 acres of the Superior National Forest, most of
which are adjacent to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
The Bush Administration has repeatedly refused to support this popular
forest conservation policy, signaling its intent to allow logging,
mining, and drilling in our last majestic untouched forests.
With a White House decision imminent, please send a message right now to
President Bush urging him to protect America's last unspoiled National
Forest lands from logging, mining and drilling.