It’s not often that in rural Montana we can find a Forest Service ranger, a heavy equipment operator, conservation advocates, and others all heralding a government program. But that’s exactly what happened recently in the Lewis and Clark National Forest.
You might remember that The Wilderness Society and supporters like you created a comprehensive set of comments last May on the Forest Service’s proposed rule for managing 193 million acres of America’s national forests.
We were sitting at the kitchen table of a B&B on Prince of Wales Island a few years ago when the owner – a former logger – looked me straight in the eye and asked about an idea that could improve his future: “Do you think other people want to do this?”
A Wilderness Society Web feature story decries the outrageous attacks on public wild lands which were jammed through in the recent federal budget bill. I am struck by the stark contrast between the strident anti-nature sentiment present in the U.S.