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Fighting for our Roadless Forests
September 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bellingham! Join us on September 12th from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at Backcountry Essentials (214 W. Holly St. Bellingham, WA) to learn about Washington State’s roadless areas and learn how YOU can get involved to protect these amazing places. Washington Wild Executive Director, Tom Uniack, will be giving the presentation and will be available for questions.
Our roadless forests are under attack. These special places, like the Mt. Baker and Noisy Diobsud Inventoried Roadless Areas are critical to the health of our pristine old growth forests. These forests give our state so much. They are the places we go to escape the noise of cities, they filter our clean drinking water as it passes through the watershed, and they support the habitat for over 1,500 species of wild animals. Building roads in these areas would reverse hard fought conservation work.
In 2001, Washington Wild mobilized our communities to urge the establishment of the National Forest Roadless Area Conservation Rule. The Roadless Rule was widely supported by over 350 conservation and recreation groups, elected officials, local businesses, and faith leaders. Now the Trump Administration is proposing projects that will directly violate the Rule by allowing an expansion of Olivine mining into the Mt. Baker West Roadless Area and near the Middle Fork Nooksack River and proposing a new road through the Mt. Baker North Roadless Area near Wells Creek.
The time to act is now. When we raise our voices together, we can ensure that our representatives in Congress and leaders in the Trump Administration will understand the continued local support for roadless areas and advocate for their protection. RSVP on Facebook!
Show up. Take action. Make a difference for Washington’s wild places.