Protecting Forests

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The ban will provide much-needed breathing room for those on both sides of the debate and at least temporarily halt development that could cause irreparable harm to these backcountry treasures.

…But that protection is vital for wildlife, for pure water and for the quiet and solitude that forests provide to hunters, anglers, hikers and others who need to escape the noise, crowds and ugliness that pervade so much of the urban world.