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The Roadless Rule
Threats to Roadless Areas
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America's Roadless Areas
Enjoying Your Wild Forests
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Protecting America's National Forests, a report by the Heritage Forests Campaign

In This Section


" Eliminating the Roadless Rule: Details & Analysis of the Repeal

" Roadless Rule Legal Status

" 2.5 Million and Growing by the Day: An Overview of Roadless Rule Comments

" Roadless Acreage by State (in our Get Local Section)

" Other Threats to Our Forests

Our Forests At Risk Other Threats

Besides repealing the Roadless Rule, the Bush Administration has threatened our national forests in crucial ways.

Weakening Forest Protections

In September 2003, the Bush administration proposed changes to the National Forests Management Act (NFMA) that would eliminate environmental review and public participation to allow for increased logging in our national forests.

  • For more information about current efforts to weaken protections for our national forests, click here

Logging Under the Guise of Fire

The Bush Administration unveiled the so-called Healthy Forests Initiative, in August of 2002, which would allow for increased logging in the backcountry of our national forests -- far away from homes and communities -- under the guise of fighting forest fires.

  • For more information about attempts to log our national forests under the guise of forest fire prevention, click here

Attacks on Environmental Protections

In concert with the Bush administrationís large-scale initiatives, President Bush proposed a series of damaging actions that together work to undermine national forests protections.

  • For more information about roll backs of environmental protections for our forests, click here

Photos of Forests