Yellowstone/Greater Rockies

September 2006

Wild forest protections upheld

A federal judge struck down a Bush Administration attempt to overturn the 2001 "roadless rule" a measure protecting 58 million acres of our national forests from roadbuilding, logging and other development. The court sided with states and environmental groups in ruling that the administration's proposal violated the National Environmental Policy Act and other laws. BioGems Defenders sent hundreds of thousands of messages supporting these crucial wild forest protections.