Sierra Club Succeeds in Keeping White Mountain National Forest Wild and Roadless
September 21, 2006
In a rare and significant move, US Forest Service sided with the Club in ruling to overturn their May decision to open White Mountain National Forest to logging and to allow the construction of roads throughout this currently untouched area. The Sierra Club’s successful appeal ensures that the White Mountain National Forest will remain the wild, scenic forest that it is today, and has been throughout our nation’s history.
July 6, 2006
The Wild River Roadless Area of New Hampshire's White Mountain National Forest is one of the few regions left in the United States that is home to a complete, pristine watershed and true, roadless wilderness. However, on May 16th, 2006, the U.S. Forest Service approved the “Than Brook Project” that will allow the timber industry to cut down 473 acres of forest and build a network of roadways through this untouched wilderness area. The Sierra Club, joined by The Wilderness Society, Forest Watch and a local activist, has filed an appeal to challenge the Bush Administration’s decision to compromise the integrity of one of America’s last remaining wild forests.
Details and Documents:
Appeals court rejects Bush administration forest rules
August 10, 2006 by the Associated Press Contra Costa Times
A look at the untouched splendor of the White Mountain National Forest captured by Frank Robey
Appeal filed by the Sierra Club et al
June, 30 2006
See other "Promoting Resilient Habitats" cases.