Help wildlands this Earth Day! Tip #1: Speak up for forests

White Rocks Cliffs in Green Mountain National Forest, Vermont. Courtesy USFS.

From now until Earth Day, we invite you to read our daily staff tips on how you can make a difference for wildlands.


Earth Day Tip 1

If you want to help wildlands on Earth Day, speak up for our nation's forests. Your voice can impact new forest planning management regulations that will determine how our forests are managed for generations to come. The Obama administration is developing these regulations now.

You can ensure the Forest Service prioritizes important activities, such as protecting Wilderness and fish and wildlife, by attending a public roundtable.

The U.S. Forest Service is hosting the roundtable discussions with citizens across the country from March 29 – May 12.

We’re calling on people to tell the administration we want priorities for the new rule to include everything from preserving clean supplies of drinking water to protecting wilderness. Roundtables are being held in more than 30 cities throughout the country, so there’s a good chance you will find one near you.

Find a roundtable near you: www.ourforestsourfuture.org.

Cecilia Clavet with Smokey Bear at the World Forestry Conference. 
 

- Cecilia Clavet, Policy Analyst for the National Forest Program, Washington, D.C.

 
 

photos:
White Rocks Cliffs in Green Mountain National Forest, Vermont. Courtesy USFS.
Cecilia Clavet with Smokey Bear at the World Forestry Conference.

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