Pew works to protect America’s national forests through the following initiatives:
- Protect the country’s last undeveloped national forests through implementation of the Roadless Area Conservation Rule, issued in 2001 to preserve roughly 60 million acres of pristine forestlands from most road-building and other industrial activity. We also are working to give long-term protection to the Tongass, a temperate rainforest in southeast Alaska that is America’s largest national forest.
- Preserve valuable wildlife habitat and water resources for the country’s 193 million acres of national forests and grasslands through strong conservation standards under the National Forest Management Act.
Pew works with The Wilderness Society, Earthjustice, Defenders of Wildlife and other national and state environmental groups across the country. We also forge alliances with diverse constituencies, including hunters and anglers, the outdoor recreation industry and user groups, scientists and the faith-based community.