Ask your Representative to Stand up for
Roadless Area Protection!!
Bipartisan members of the U.S. House of Representatives will
soon introduce legislation that would protect America's Roadless
wildlands. This is especially critical since the Bush Administration
recently repealed the Roadless Rule put in place in 2001.
TAKE ACTION: Call your Representative today
at 202-224-3121 and ask them to become an original cosponsor
of the 2005 National Forest Roadless Area Conservation Act
today. You can also contact your Representative via email
by visiting http://www.house.gov/.
In May 2005, the Bush Administration repealed the 2001 Roadless
Area Conservation Rule, which prohibited most road-building
and resource extraction on 58.5 million acres of National
Forests. Under the new Bush Administration plan, state governors
are required to petition the Forest Service with their recommendations
for which roadless areas in their states should be considered
for protection. These petitions are a non-binding process,
where the Forest Service is free to accept, reject or modify
them at will. Click here
for more background info.
To view the congressional "Dear Colleague" letter
asking Representatives to become a co-sponsor of the Roadless
For sample talking points about the Roadless Rule and about
the Bush Administration's recent actions go to: http://www.americanlands.org/documents/1090963619_samptalkrdless.pdf
For an analysis of the new Bush Roadless Rule go to: http://www.wilderness.org/Library/Documents/upload/Roadless_StatePetition_Analysis.pdf
To find out how many acres of Inventoried Roadless Areas exist
in your State go to: http://www.ourforests.org/local/>http://www.ourforests.org/local/