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.
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The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge to the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule, a Clinton-era conservation policy to protect undeveloped national forests. The petition to the court came from the state of Wyoming, which lost a challenge to the roadless rule in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals a year ago, and from the Colorado Mining Association. “Today's Supreme Court action... Read More