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Community Public Meeting to Support Roadless Forests
November 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join Senator Maria Cantwell and other champions of our roadless forests for this special community event!
The U.S. Forest Service announced its proposal to eliminate all roadless areas in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, the largest old-growth temperate rainforest remaining on Earth. The new proposal undermines the Roadless Rule, a regulation established in 2001 to to protect over 58 million acres of pristine, roadless national forests from extractive processes like logging, road building, and mining. Here in Washington State, we have over 2 million acres protected by the Roadless Rule. While Alaska is the current target, there can be little doubt that other western states, including Washington, will be next.
The Forest Service has ignored requests to schedule public meetings on this issue outside of Washington DC in the lower 48 states during the comment period that runs through December 16th.
Come listen to other stakeholders and learn about this important issue. If you would like to make a two minute statement, please sign up via the tickets link or you can sign up day-of on a first come first serve basis. All comments and testimony will be recorded by a stenographer and submitted to the U.S. Forest Service. There will also be an opportunity to submit a written comment at the meeting.
Click HERE to have your voice heard at the meeting!
*This event is FREE and open to all
*Parking: Free for 3 hours in the REI Garage and we will validate parking over 3 hours
*Coffee and light snacks provided
If you cannot make it, please share with your networks, donate, or submit a comment online!