Timeout for Roadless
As the new administration considers how best to protect roadless areas, new projects proposed in Oregon put them at risk!
Like a goalie who’s been at the receiving end of an onslaught of shots, we’re just now dusting ourselves off from eight years of (mostly successfully) defending our roadless wildlands from development interests. But some last second shots are still flying our way in the form of destructive and poorly planned logging projects.
The D-Bug Project - on the doortep of Crater Lake - would convert miles of hiking trails into logging roads in some of our most pristine roadless areas and a designated recreation area -- at taxpayer expense.
President Obama has indicated his support for reinstating the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule. Doing so is the best way to protect nearly 2 million acres of Oregon’s roadless wildlands from destructive development.
Forest policy has continued on auto-pilot from the Bush administration. It's time for President Obama to take the wheel! The D-Bug Project alone would build more roads and include more roadless area logging than during the entire Bush administration across the entire country!
Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, can put the brakes on bad ideas like D-Bug. Submit the form below and urge Secretary Vilsack to “call a timeout” on bad ideas like this that are springing up from coast to coast.
We’ve written a sample letter below, but personal messages mean so much more. You can tailor or write your own message and tell Secretary Vilsack why roadless matters to you!