by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Washington Office in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English
|Other titles||Roadless area conservation, final environmental impact statement, Roadless area conservation final rule and final environmental impact statement, Roadless area conservation FEIS, AS Environmental Center Collection., Associated Students Collections.|
|Statement||United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Washington Office.|
|Contributions||United States. Forest Service. Washington Office.|
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|Pagination||5 v. :|
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service 36 CFR Part RIN –AB77 Special Areas; Roadless Area Conservation AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Final rule and record of decision. SUMMARY: The Department of Agriculture is adopting this final rule to establish prohibitions on road construction, road reconstruction, and timber harvesting in inventoried. On Janu , the USDA promulgated the Roadless Area Conservation Rule (hereafter Roadless Rule), establishing nationwide prohibitions on timber harvest, road construction, and road reconstruction within inventoried roadless areas with certain limited exceptions. The intent of the Roadless Rule is to provide lasting protection. The Forest Service is proposing new regulations to protect inventoried roadless areas within the National Forest System. This final environmental impact statement (FEIS) responds to strong public sentiment for protecting roadless areas and the clean water, biological diversity, dispersed recreational opportunities, wildlife habitat, forest health, and other public benefits provided by these areas. Breaking from a history of industrial forest management, the U.S. Forest Service in issued the landmark Roadless Area Conservation Rule, which generally protected roadless areas from logging, new mining and drilling, road construction, and other development. The rule resulted from public hearings and more than a million public comments.
range of alternatives in the final Roadless Area Conservation Environmental Impact Statement. Of the million acres of inventoried roadless areas on National Forest System lands, approximately 20 million acres are adjacent to designated Wilderness areas. Inventoried roadless areas are the “reservoir” for future designated Wilderness Size: KB. Inventoried Roadless Areas 1 Those areas identified in a set of inventoried roadless area maps, contained in Forest Service Roadless Area Conservation, Final Environmental Impact Statement, Volume 2, dated November, , which are held at the National headquarters of the Forest Service, or any update, correction, or revision of those maps. For the past 16 years, national forest roadless areas – public lands without roads, logging, mining or other industrial development – have been protected by the US Forest Service’s Roadless Area Conservation Rule. With more than million people living within miles of a national forest or national grassland, the benefits of protecting national forest roadless areas are significant. The U.S. Forest Service held a public hearing to allow citizens to. express their opinions of the national roadless areas plan. The proposal would prevent the construction of roads on any forest.
Soon after Trump and Dunleavy met on Air Force One in mid, the Forest Service released a proposal that would fully exempt the Tongass National Forest from the Roadless Rule, impacting more than 9 million acres that are protected today and benefitting private logging interests with little regard to what Alaskans want for their public lands. The legislation – known as the Roadless Area Conservation Act of – would make permanent the U.S. Forest Service’s so-called roadless rule, which it put in place in to limit road construction and timber harvesting in million acres of undeveloped forests throughout the country – including million acres in Colorado. The Roadless Area Conservation Rule, established nearly 20 years ago to conserve almost 60 million acres of our national forests in 39 states and territories, has provided a balanced and flexible approach that scientists and lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have praised as an effective way to protect extraordinary lands. What is the Roadless Rule? The Roadless Area Conservation Rule is administered by the U.S. Forest Service and protects the last remaining "wildlands" in our national forests.