A Decade of National Forest Roadless Area Conservation: Background Paper

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

This paper examines the progress of the U.S. Forest Service's roadless area conservation policy on its 10-year anniversary, January 22, 2008. These national forest roadless areas provide exeptional recreation, wildlife and fish habitat, clean water, and other important ecoysytem services to all Americans on over 58.5 million acres. The Roadless Area Conservation Rule has faced extensive, ongoing challenges since its creation.

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