With lead stars Zac Efron and Taylor Swift, you might think that the Lorax is just for kids. But The Wilderness Society supporter Betty White also lends her voice to Grammy Norma, continuing her commitment to conservation for future generations.
Formed in 1998 to restore the 500,000-acre Lakeview Federal Stewardship Unit in the Fremont-Winema National Forest, the Lakeview Stewardship Group is an award-winning collaborative effort that includes conservationists, timber workers, local government officials and other civic leaders. In 2005, the group completed a long-range management strategy for the Unit. The successful collaboration between members of this group has become an inspiration and model in forest conservation by incorporating ecological restoration and community values in land management goals.
With passage of the Wilderness Act of 1964 (P.L. 88-577; 16 USC 1131-1136), the United States charted a course new in the history of nations — to preserve some of the country's last remaining wild places in order to protect their natural processes and values from development. Today, thanks to the wisdom, foresight, and perseverance of many dedicated individuals, current and future generations will enjoy an enduring wilderness — in reality and in spirit.
After striking out the last three times, the U.S. Forest Service is embarking on another rewrite of the basic planning rule that balances logging against fish and wildlife and clean water in national forests.
Echoing his speech earlier this year laying out a greener future for the national forests, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced from Washington, D.C. that work is starting on an environmental impact statement to take the place of the most recent one produced by the Bush administration that was struck down by a federal judge.