U.S.A.: Society ofAmerican Foresters responds to Forest Services Request for Roadless AreaComments fighting wildfires before they start
(Society of American Foresters, 26September 2001)
SAF Responds to Forest Services Request for Roadless Area Comments 26 September 2001
To facilitate its revision of the controversial Clinton-era Roadless Area Conservation Rule, the Forest Service published a document in the July 10 Federal Register containing 10 questions concerning the management of roadless areas. Among the topics addressed in the document are how the government can best satisfy competing interests while protecting national forests, how roadless forests should be protected from wildfires, insects, and disease, which activities should be prohibited in roadless areas, and what role local forest managers should play in protecting the areas.In response, the Society of American Foresters sent a letter to the Forest Service on August 28 that addressed each question and reiterated the Societys position on the rule.