Dear public land owners,
The Forest Service is proposing to log in the Salmon Face Roadless Area with minimal public involvement. The Windy-Shingle Timber Sale would occur near Riggins, Idaho and clearcut 346-acres in the roadless backcountry, while logging another 2,200-acres outside of it. Shingle Creek supports threatened Chinook salmon, and is a tributary of the Wild & Scenic Rapid River. To make matters worse, justification for the massive logging project is to “reduce fire danger”, despite the fact that local communities are downslope of the proposal, and already buffered by roads and open rangeland! Please join us in saving wild country, and make a public comment by Friday March 17. Click here.
Rep. Chaffetz (UT) recently introduced HR 622, the Local Enforcement for Local Lands Act, which would essentially eliminate federal law enforcement officers (LEO) on National Forests and public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, and replace them with State and county law enforcement. This would be a step towards transferring management of federal public lands to the states! It could also open the door to increased poaching, and further exploitation of cultural and natural resources. Join us in telling members of Congress that federal LEO’s are best equipped to enforce our federal public land laws. Learn more.
Approximately 2,500 citizens attended the public lands rally in Boise, Idaho on Saturday March 4! This tremendous showing of solidarity and support for protecting the public domain has gained important media attention around the region and country. Thank you to everyone that was able to attend, and thank you to everybody that is fighting to keep public in public hands. Our collective future is tied to the land!
Education & Outreach Director