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Take Action to Reinstate the Roadless Rule
Anonymous
6 years ago

Take Action to Reinstate the Roadless Rule

Environment  (tags: landmark conservation policy )

Susan
- 2 minutes ago - ga1.org
The future of our wild public lands can begin heading in a new direction if you take a few minutes to send a free message to President Elect Barack Obama, asking him to reinstate the Roadless Area Conservation Rule for all Americans

Take Action to Reinstate the Roadless Rule



Thanks Susan!
6 years ago

I hope everyone will take a look at this and sign it.

6 years ago

Roadless rule becomes law of the land
3 years ago

... according to the 03/13/12 Wilderness Society article: http://wilderness.org/content/roadless-rule-becomes-law-land

 

Commonly the large environmental organizations declare victory whenever a violently destructive step is prevented.

 

Within the article, we see the possibility that the case may be further appealed, to a [S]upreme [C]ourt.

 

(I bracket that in Supreme Irony, as the Court is composed of right-wing, literal crooks - consider Thomas - and corrupt, corporate influences)

 

 

I sincerely hope that many new care2 members will join this group, as it remains at the core of what is the issue of worldwide issues:

 

The preservation and recovery of intact ecosystems, which as Thoreau realized over 150 years ago, and many, many others of different cultures than the present dominant one, taught and what every child knows:

 

"In wildness is the preservation of the world."

GRO - get roads out!
3 weeks ago

Roadless science is still moving forward - inEurope as well as the USA:

http://www.conbio.org/policy/roadless-areas-initiative-gains-support

I've been using some figures that are pretty ironclad:

To support a viable Gray Wolf population, 1 sq mile of habitat must have less than 3/4 mile of road in it. Any more and they won't either successfully reproduce, or stay; roads make populations sinks, wher species suffer losses toward extinction, without roadless areas serving as population sources.

Wolves thrive better when less than 1/2 mile of road is in the mi sq. This is due to humans being the major killers of wolves, although the wolf does not need wilderness itself to survive.

Italy has pretty much NO wilderness, but the little wolves there squeeze by.

because it's lumpy terrain with lots of hiding places. 

Griz NEED roadless areas, though, cuz they don't like to cross even dirt roads.

3 weeks ago

I'm with the Griz....