02/22/2008 - Signed by President Bill Clinton in 2001, the Roadless Area Conservation Rule protects nearly 60 million acres of the country's national forest lands from most road building, mining and logging. NOW travels to southeast Idaho to investigate how a proposed change in the rule threatens to open thousands of acres of pristine public lands to private development. In the report, NOW speaks to representatives from the ranching, environmental, and mining communities, as well an administration official.
Rob Vandermark, manager of the Pew Environment Group's Heritage Forest Campaign, was interviewed for this story.
View the program Fighting Over Forests on PBS's Web site.