areas over 5,000 acres in size within the National Wildlife
Area Conservation Rule was issued in 2001 to protect nearly 60 million acres, or roughly one-third of undeveloped U.
The often-contentious debates over public land management in the West are clearly visible in the history of the Roadless
The decision to exempt the Tongass from the Roadless
Rule is the result of an out-of-court settlement of the lawsuit that was carried forth by Alaska's current governor, Frank Murkowski.
Based on our policy agenda for ecosystem restoration and maintenance, we agreed that national forest roadless
areas needed greater protection.
I'm disappointed when I hear hunters, especially bowhunters, complaining about the roadless
Scheduled to take effect March 13, the Roadless
Area Conservation Rule was postponed for further review by the Bush administration, and with the help of the Congressional Review Act, might be permanently curtailed.
5 million acres of roadless
national forest land -- an area larger than all U.
Francis National Forests--off-limits to development under the roadless
One of the largest land-protection initiatives attempted in the United States in the past hundred years, the plan could protect from logging up to 92 percent of the remaining publicly owned, roadless
Now, thanks to the Roadless
Area Conservation Initiative of the USDA Forest Service, loggers may never get a chance.
Three regional products -- Northern, Southern and Central -- each on a separate disk, cover 16 of Colorado's roadless
and wilderness areas.