"Roadless Rule is Reinstated"

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http://www.wildcalifornia.org/blog/roadless-rule-is-reinstated/

This is obviously good news. From the title of the article I assumed that the "roadless rule" had been suspended at some point, but perhaps that's not the case as I don't recall that having occurred. According to the article the appeals court decisions pretty much mean the rule will be in place indefinitely. That means a significant portion of important National Forest lands will be dedicated to preserving the natural viability of the native ecosystems in areas which harbor remnants of endimic biodiversity.

The Tongass National Forest should be included in the "roadless rule." That forest alone holds a large percentage of the areas covered under the "roadless rule." When the original protections against logging in these places went into effect at the end of the Clinton administration, activists and citizen's across the country fought hard to have it included.

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