protect our forests!
I thought this was an interesting article, and Lord knows, I love sharing articles.
You can click here, to read this story, "Roadless Forests Back in the Crosshairs," from The Wilderness Society. I wanted to at least post some of the highlights featured in this article about why it is important to preserve our spaces.
A few of the many reasons to go roadless:
- Roadless forests provide top-quality havens for fish and wildlife, including habitat for more than 1,600 threatened and endangered plant and animal species.
- They protect water quality and furnish pure drinking water for millions of Americans.
- Our national forests are already covered with enough roads to encircle the earth more than 15 times.
- Forest Service road maintenance backlog costs exceeds $10 billion.
- Americans want roadless forests! During the Roadless Rule decision-making process, more Americans commented than on any other federal rule in history.
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