The 2001 Rule is the direct result of a tremendous outpouring of public support. More than 600 public hearings were held around the nation, and the public provided more than 1.6 million comments on the Rule—more comments than any other rule in the nation's history.
In Virginia, the Roadless rule protects 394,000 acres. This rule is a critical protective backstop for administrative management decision-making like Forest Plan revisions. An Alaska-Specific Roadless Rule would mean more logging roads and old-growth clearcut logging on the Tongass NF. We don’t want that for Virginia!
Help defend America’s national forests! Submit a comment to the U.S. Forest Service urging that they take ‘No Action’ on the newly proposed Alaska Roadless Rule, keeping the Roadless Rule protections intact for the Tongass National Forest.
Ways to submit comments:
● The roadless coalition’s branded comment portal https://saveourroadlessforests.com/ (which is synched to email@example.com)
● Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Alaska Roadless Rulemaking #54511
● Web: https://cara.ecosystem-management.org/Public//CommentInput…
● Snail Mail: USDA Forest Service, Attn: Alaska Roadless Rule, P.O. Box 21628, Juneau, Alaska, 99802
● Fax: 907-586-7852
The comment period ends December 17th. Act now!
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