Help save Colorado’s wild places! |

Help save Colorado’s wild places!

Ruth Dukeman

Dear Editor,

The Roadless Area Conservation Rule protects 4.4 million acres of national forest land in Colorado. The rule was adopted in January 2001, following years of scientific study and hundreds of public hearings across the country.

But now, the Bush administration wants to weaken this popular protection. We, the people of Colorado, need to show that there’s still broad support for protecting our wild forests.

Anyone who uses these areas for recreation, if it be hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, photography or just one of the few special places left in the world to go and get away from it all or relax, needs to step forward and communicate to the Bush administration the importance of protecting our roadless areas.

These areas are threatened, and soon will not be “so special” anymore!

Ruth Dukeman


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