Alaska's Tongass Forest added to protection plan

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Wed Nov 15 00:53:02 EST 2000


>From The Oregonian, Nov. 13, 2000, p A1

Newswire

Alaska's Tongass Forest added to protection plan
	WASHINGTON (AP) - In a major win for environmentalists, the Clinton
administration has added Alaska's Tongass National Forest - the nation's
largest - to a protection plan for some of America's most pristine lands.
	The plan covers 58.5 million acres of national forests that do not
have roads. It prohibits road-building; bans logging except when such
activitiy is deemed to help maintain or improve areas; seeks to improve
habitats for threatened, endangered or sensitive species; and attempts to
reduce the risk of severe wildfires.
	Environmentalists have been pressing for years for a road ban
because they believe the pathways increase erosion, disrupt wildlife
habitat and make it easier for logging trucks to reach remote public
lands.

Comment by Poster: What? No mention of stream sedimentation and loss of
salmon habitat?

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Daniel B. Wheeler
www.oregonwhitetruffles.com


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