Colorado Groups Join Campaign for Improved Forest Management Rules

Publication: The Colorado Independent

Author: David O. Williams

12/20/2010 - Colorado environmental groups were among 12 national and regional organizations that launched an ad campaign last week calling for an early Christmas present from the Obama administration in the form of enhanced protections for the nation’s 193 million acres of national forests and grasslands – including 14.5 million in Colorado.

The festive holiday ad running in Politico and the National Journal Daily was produced by the Pew Environment Group and 11 other groups, including the Colorado Environmental Coalition. It’s aimed at maximum wildlife, water and climate protections and the strongest possible plan from the Obama administration as it nears release of new forest management rules under the National Forest Management Act (NFMA).

That law governs most Forest Service activity, and the new rules could be ready as early as January. The original NFMA rules were developed in 1982.

Read the full article Colorado Groups Join Campaign for Improved Forest Management Rules on The Colorado Independent's Web site.

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