National Call-In Day for Roadless Siskiyou Forests
29 Mar 2006 19:39 GMT
Join thousands of Americans today in standing up for two of our nation's best roadless forests: the North and South Kalmiopsis Roadless Areas. These botanically-rich wildlands, which feed salmon-rich rivers in southern Oregon's Siskiyou mountains, are threatened by extreme logging.
The popular Roadless Area Conservation Rule (Roadless Rule), approved in 2001, provides protection for the last roadless forests on federal land across the nation. The Bush Administration is trying to replace the Roadless Rule with a watered-down version that puts National Forest land at the mercy of individual state politics. The Bush Administration promised that roadless forests would remain protected while state-specific guidelines are developed. Breaking that promise, the Bush Administration recently announced plans to log the North and South Kalmiopsis Roadless Areas in the Siskiyou National Forest.
Roadless forests targeted by the new logging sales, called "Mike's Gulch" and "Blackberry," could be auctioned for logging within weeks. Your help is needed to stop this destructive logging before it starts!
Take a minute to make your voice heard!