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Heritage Forests Campaign News Release

June 7, 2001

Statement of Jane Danowitz, Director of Heritage Forests Campaign, On Forest Service Interim Protection of Roadless Areas Directive

WASHINGTON -- "The Bush administration's focus on forest planning as an option for the long-term protection of roadless areas in our National Forests is a disturbing step backward. If this is the roadmap by which the Bush administration intends to proceed on its upcoming amended rulemaking process, it could be a return to the old days when timber was king."

Background: The U.S. Forest Service today distributed a directive from Chief Dale Bosworth. Click here for a copy of the directive.

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Contact: Tony Iallonardo, NET
(202) 887-8855

The Heritage Forests Campaign is an alliance of conservationists, wildlife advocates, clergy, educators, scientists, and other Americans working together to uphold protection of our National Forests. Heritage Forests Campaign's partners include Alaska Rainforest Coalition, American Hiking Society, Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund, National Environmental Trust, National Audubon Society, Natural Resources Defense Council, US PIRG, and The Wilderness Society.

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