New Opportunity to Protect Our National Forests' Roadless Areas
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Dear President Obama,
cc Undersecretary of Agriculture
More than a hundred years ago, President Theodore Roosevelt established our national forest system as a legacy for future generations. Because of his vision, these public lands have provided valuable habitat for fish and wildlife, clean drinking water for millions and unparalleled outdoor recreation opportunities for all to enjoy.
A century later, these national forests still stand because Americans enthusiastically have embraced their protection and pushed back when special interests threatened them. Now, we call on you to renew Theodore Roosevelt's commitment to our national heritage and protect more than 58 million acres of pristine national forests by resolving to:
- Uphold the Roadless Area Conservation Rule that protects our last undeveloped national forests.
- Suspend all commercial road-building and logging in inventoried roadless areas that violates the rule.
- Preserve Alaska's Tongass National Rainforest by reaffirming its protection under the rule.