The Forest Service is required by law to take public comments on this proposal, but if we don’t speak up now, it could be our last chance.
Public participation is essential for good decisions affecting public lands. When the Forest Service considers allowing logging, road-building, mining, or fracking on our national forests, it must balance those uses with impacts to wildlife, clean water, backcountry areas, recreation on rivers and trails. That balancing act is impossible without listening to the people who would be affected by its decisions.
Our friends at the Southern Environmental Law Center have developed a digital resource at OurForestsOurVoice.org that allows members of the public to easily generate and submit comments on the docket, at Regulation.gov, opposing the Forest Service’s proposed NEPA rule rewrite.
Make your voice be heard by visiting OurForestsOurVoice.org by August 12.