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Heritage Forests Campaign - Pledge

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A pledge to protect our last wild forests

Americaís last wild forests are threatened. The Forest Service is poised to change the Roadless Area Conservation Rule, a historic conservation initiative enacted in 2001 to protect 58.5 million acres of our national forests. The Forest Service already eliminated protection for more than nine million acres of roadless areas in Alaskaís Tongass National Forest.

We, as concerned citizens, organizations, and businesses, call upon our nationís leaders to uphold the Roadless Rule in its entirety. The Rule is a vital conservation policy that shares broad support throughout the country. This balanced policy:

  • Provides full access for recreational activities such as backpacking, camping, hunting and fishing, and closes no existing road or trail
  • Safeguards forest headwaters and streams, which provide clean drinking water for millions of Americans
  • Preserves critical habitat for more than 1,500 species of fish and wildlife, including many threatened, endangered, or sensitive plant and animal species

To sign the pledge, or to receive more information, please e-mail [email protected]

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