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American Land Rights Association - Land Rights Network
PO Box 400 - Battle Ground WA 98604
Phone: 360-687-3087 - Fax: 360-687-2973 - Email: <alra@pacifier.com> -
http://www.landrights.org
Legislative Office: 508 First St SE - Washington DC 20003
Phone: 202-210-2357 - Fax: 202-543-7126 - Email: landrightsnet@aol.com



It's Access Stupid!! The Roadless Rule Battle Just Heated Up


Additional Action Needed on Roadless -
By Friday, May 11

As you know, on Friday, May 4, the Bush Administration decided to
uphold
the Clinton 58 million acre Roadless Area Rule . . . with an amendment
to
modify plans as appropriate on a forest-by-forest basis.

If you are disappointed with Bush's decision, as most multiple-use
activists are, then read further . . .

Your help is needed to ensure President Bush gets the message that he
did
the "wrong thing" on this issue. Let him know that he should have
withdrawn the illegal Roadless Rule through the same point-and-click
advocacy system that delivered more than 10,000 emails in less than six
days last week.

Your messages will give President Bush, Agriculture Secretary Ann
Veneman,
and your Members of the Senate and the House the WILL to untie the red
tape, undo the Roadless Lockup, and FREE ALL Americans so they can
again
have ACCESS TO THEIR NATIONAL FORESTS.

Last week was a great success. Over 10,000 letters. No matter
whether
you care about energy exploration, farming, mining, grazing,
recreation,
private property, or many other multiple uses, the National Forests
should
be open to all.

Thanks to all people participating in this process. Let's do it again!


Please follow directions below to send emails to President Bush and
copies
of your message to your congressional representatives and Agriculture
Secretary Ann Veneman:

-----1. Go to one of the websites listed below: (This will only take
you
a minute.)

American Land Rights Association www.landrights.org
American Forest Resource Council www.afrc.ws
Blue Ribbon Coalition www.sharetrails.org
California Forestry Association www.foresthealth.org
Forest Resources Association www.forestresources.org
Intermountain Forest Association www.ifia.com
SAMS Coalition www.sams-coalition.org

-----2. Click on "Roadless" link on respective home page. All
organizations listed above have joined together to make available the
same
letter. (This is really easy.)

-----3 Click on the letter to President Bush, etc.. The software will
do
the rest of the work. You'll like this. It is really fast.

(If you get a notice that refers to a May 3rd letter, ignore it. The
Website may be overloaded. Click on the President. If it says the
"Action
Alert cannot be found, just click on "Legislative Alerts" which will
take
you to the Roadless page.)


-----4. Send a e-letter supporting access to your Members of Congress.
For your congressional member type in your zip code and the software
on
the following Website will do the rest. Congress. Go directly to
http://capwiz.com/cfa/home/

-----5. If for whatever reason any of the above website links fail,
then
go directly to http://capwiz.com/cfa/home/

________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________
-----6. If you prefer to write your own letter, here are the addresses
to
send it to. A personal one page letter is always the best but
President
Bush must hear from YOU in the next 24 hours. Send it by Fax as well
as
E-mail.

E-mail AND Fax President George W. Bush

President's FAX: (202) 456-2461

president@whitehouse.gov

Phone: (202) 456-1111

-----6. Send a personal message to Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman
supporting access to our National Forests.

E-mail AND Fax Secretary Ann Veneman

FAX: (202) 720-4732
FAX: (202) 720-5437

Ann.veneman@usda.gov


HOW BIG IS 58 MILLION ACRES??
READ THIS-----

From American Land Rights,

So the east coast liberals can understand better and get a clue of
what they are supporting. The abstract concept of wilderness may make
you
feel all warm and fuzzy. But wait until the next time you try to visit
a
national forest with your family and find the gates locked and 'No
Trespassing' signs posted.

Here is the Clinton administration's proposed rule locking up 58
million
acres of National Forest Service lands into de facto wilderness status
across 38 states:

How massive is 58 million acres? Imagine getting into a car at the
Capitol
building in Washington, DC and heading up Interstate 95 through
Maryland
and
Delaware. You cruise up the turnpike through New Jersey and stop off
in
Long Island, N.Y. Proceed through Connecticut, Rhode Island and
Massachusetts. When you get to New Hampshire, make sure and take a
side
trip to Vermont. Then make the long haul through Maine, all the way to
the
Canadian border.

Every inch of those nine states, plus the District of Columbia and
southeastern New York state, would be included if it were all in one
piece
-
no access, no people, no recreation. The proposal is 58 million acres
locked up by executive fiat over the objections of affected parties and
without the average American having any idea of its gigantic scope.

We encourage President Bush to reevaluate this ill-advised and
unprecedented shortchanging of the average American's opportunities for
recreational and resource access.


THE ROADLESS RULE:
(Pick three or four of these ideas for a personal letter. Be sure to
put
in your own words.)

-----The 58 million acre Clinton-Gore Roadless Rule is the largest land
grab in the history of the lower 48 states.

-----Remember that nearly all rural counties voted for Bush. The
Roadless
Rule does great damage to rural economies all across America.

-----The Roadless Rule affects all Americans, and yet, appears to be
politically driven by a select few special interest groups.

-----No Energy Access analysis has been made of the 58 million acres
where
energy exploration and development would no longer be possible. This
does
not appear to be responsible with our current energy crisis?

-----The Roadless Rule process denied states and local governments
their
requests for Cooperating Agency Status.

-----The Clinton Forest Service ignored Congressional Members requests
for
an extension of the public input for the Roadless Rule Draft
Environmental
Impact Statement.

-----Millions of Americans will loose both recreational access, as well
as,
their economic ties to healthy, productive National Forests, as nearly
58
million acres of public land is categorically made into a Wilderness
Areas.

-----The Roadless Rule was non-scientifically based and politically
driven
during the public comment process.

-----The Roadless Rule process never addressed the environmental or
economic
consequences of the Rule

-----The Roadless Rule is really the Clinton/ Gore Wilderness
Preservation
Plan.

-----The Roadless Rule allocates lands without respect or compliance
with
existing Forest Plans, on-going Forest Plan Revisions or the
administrative
and legal process of Forest Planning, NEPA or the Regulatory
Flexibility
Act.

-----The process designating the Roadless Rule circumvented the
administrative and legal process because the Clinton-Gore Forest
Service
was unduly influenced by environmental groups and have made political
deals
to create Wilderness Areas whether states, local governments or the
American people want NO ACCESS to our National Forests or not.

-----The Roadless Rule process denied every reasonable request from
Senators, US Representatives, Governors, County Commissioners, other
qualified non-governmental entities, as well as, petitions from
individuals, seeking Cooperating Agency Status in order to participate
in
the DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT (DEIS) and to assess impacts
of
the Roadless Rule on states and local communities.

-----Congress must, by law, vote to designate new Wilderness Areas in
the
US. The Roadless Rule effectively designates Wilderness Areas in all
National Forests. This violates the federal Wilderness Act and
individual
states' Wilderness Area designation statutes.

-----If the Roadless Rule is allowed to stand, access for millions of
Americans will be limited to Wilderness Area management criteria. This
means that disabled, older, and other recreating Americans, will no
longer
enjoy access to our National Forests.

-----The Forest Service states that driving in the National Forests has
increased dramatically over the last ten years. The Roadless Rule
closes
tens of thousands of miles of roads for tourism access to millions of
Americans.

-----The local economic impact of the Roadless Rule, especially in
states
where the Forest Service controls millions of acres of lands, has not
been
analyzed adequately.

-----The economic and environmental impacts of the Roadless Rule were
not
sufficiently addressed in the DEIS. The Potential Costs of the
Roadless
Rule were grossly understated and offensive to the States and local
governments that will be adversely affected. That is why Cooperating
Agency Status was denied the States.

-----Forest Health was identified as a Potential Cost of implementing
the
Roadless Rule. Fuel loading and fire risk, as well as, Forest Health,
were
not adequately
analyzed in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).

-----The cost is grossly understated and examples of costs are readily
available from the recent fires in New Mexico, Arizona, Florida,
Wyoming,
Montana, and other states need to be included.

-----The Roadless Rule carries out the environmentalist agenda creating
a
disastrous situation with no management occurring on the ground on
every
National Forest in the nation.

-----As the Forest Service shuts down multiple use of the National
Forests
under the Roadless Rule and the new Planning Regulations, the economies
of
the rural areas that have been already and severely impacted by prior
Clinton-Gore policy shifts, will be devastated by the Roadless Rule.

-----Wildfires and pest infestations will go unchecked under the
non-management scenario that the Roadless Rule creates.

Remember, emails must be sent by Friday, May 11, 2001.


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