[Fwd: Emails Needed for Forest Service Roadless Areas]
redoak at forestmeister.com
Fri Dec 17 05:15:50 EST 1999
Ted Kegebein wrote:
> > * Roadless areas should be defined as 1,000 acres and larger, not 5,000
> > acres and larger.
> > * Areas as small as 1,000 acres are important to impede fragmentation
> > and to allow access for sensitive wildlife.
> > * All roadless areas of 1,000 acres or larger should be protected under
> > part one of the proposal. This means that all logging (not just
> > commercial logging), road construction and reconstruction, off-road
> > vehicle use, oil and gas development and mining should be prohibited in
> > all remaining roadless areas.
> Why not call every 10 acres without a road a "roadless area"?
Hey, great idea Ted! I didn't know you were an "ecoforester". <G>
Heck, I bet you've been poring over the Sierra Club's book, "Clearcut" and now
you become enlightened. <G>
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