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Protecting America's National Forests, a report by the Heritage Forests Campaign

In This Section

" Introduction

" Repeal of the Roadless Rule

" Americans Unite to Reinstate Protections

" Promises Made, Promises Broken

" Cutting into America's Last Intact National Forests

" Focus on Four States:

" Additional Roadless Area Incursions

" Print-Quality Photos

" Press Release

Feds Rebuked for Proposed Projects in Colorado's Roadless Areas

Organizations & landowner call for halt of agency actions

On March 31, 2006, environmental organizations and a landowner discussed current projects threatening Colorado's roadless areas despite promises from the Bush Administration. The groups called on Forest Service Chief Dale Bosworth to place a moratorium on logging, mining, drilling and road-building in roadless areas. The event focused on threatened roadless areas located in the Arapaho-Roosevelt, San Juan, White River, and Grand Mesa-Uncompahgre-Gunnison National Forests.


  • Brian O'Donnell, Public Lands Director, Trout Unlimited (Durango)
  • Janine Fitzgerald, Professor, Fort Lewis College and landowner who farms adjacent to the HD Mountains Roadless Area (Durango)
  • Sloan Shoemaker, Executive Director, Wilderness Workshop (Carbondale)
  • Scott Chaplin, Trustee, Town of Carbondale
  • Matt Garrington, Field Organizer, Environment Colorado (Denver)

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