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


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ForestLocal Reports Pinpoint the Threats
HFC's local reports profile the potential loss of threatened roadless areas in regional national forests should the rule be reversed. Areas highlighted include Idaho & Montana, New Hampshire, North Woods, Oregon and the Southern Appalachians. Read the reports or the accompanying press release.


State by State Figures
The National Forest System is comprised of over 191 million acres in 42 states. Roadless areas make up 58.5 million acres of National Forest lands in 38 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The Roadless Area Conservation rule protects these 58.5 million acres of our last wild forests for present and future generations to enjoy.


State
Total National Forest Land (acres) Total Roadless Area Land (acres)
Alabama 665,000 13,000
Alaska 22,083,000 14,779,000
Arizona 11,255,000 1,174,000
Arkansas 2,586,000 95,000
California 20,698,000 4,416,000
Colorado 14,509,000 4,433,000
Connecticut 0 0
Delaware 0 0
Florida 1,153,000 50,000
Georgia 865,000 63,000
Hawaii 0 0
Idaho 20,458,000 9,322,000
Illinois 293,000 11,000
Indiana 196,000 8,000
Iowa 0 0
Kansas 108,000 0
Kentucky 800,000 3,000
Louisiana 604,000 7,000
Maine 53,000 6,000
Maryland 0 0
Massachusetts 0 0
Michigan 2,858,000 16,000
Minnesota 2,838,000 62,000
Mississippi 1,159,000 3,000
Missouri 1,493,000 25,000
Montana 16,893,000 6,397,000
Nebraska 352,000 0
Nevada 5,833,000 3,186,000
New Hampshire 728,000 235,000
New Jersey 0 0
New Mexico 9,327,000 1,597,000
New York 16,000 0
North Carolina 1,244,000 172,000
North Dakota 1,106,000 266,000
Ohio 230,000 0
Oklahoma 397,000 13,000
Oregon 15,658,000 1,965,000
Pennsylvania 513,000 25,000
Rhode Island 0 0
South Carolina 613,000 8,000
South Dakota 2,012,000 80,000
Tennessee 698,000 85,000
Texas 755,000 4,000
Utah 8,179,000 4,013,000
Vermont 376,000 25,000
Virginia 1,660,000 394,000
Washington 9,214,000 2,015,000
West Virginia 1,033,000 202,000
Wisconsin 1,523,000 69,000
Wyoming 9,238,000 3,257,000

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