Roadless Rule discussed in CVB meeting

 

November 7, 2019

Misty Fjord in the Tongass National Forest, Alaska.

The Roadless Rule is legislation from 2001 designed to keep roadless areas of the country off-limits from future development. According to the Forest Service's website, this legislation prohibits road construction, reconstruction, or timber harvesting on over 58 million acres of "inventoried roadless areas" in National Forest System lands. The Tongass National Forest, and the Chugach further north, are protected by the Roadless Rule. However, according to an Oct. 15 press release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, this protection may soon disappear.

"The U.S. Department of Agriculture...



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