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Forest Service"s roadless area rulemaking

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Forests and Public Land Management.

Forest Service"s roadless area rulemaking

hearing before the Subcommittee on Forests and Public Land Management of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress, first session ... April 26, 2001.

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Forests and Public Land Management.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • United States. Dept. of Energy.,
    • United States. Forest Service.,
    • Forest reserves -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
    • Forest reserves -- Environmental aspects -- United States.,
    • Wilderness areas -- Government policy -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      SeriesS. hrg. ;, 107-66
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF26 .E5583 2001a
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 76 p. ;
      Number of Pages76
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4016921M
      ISBN 100160658853
      LC Control Number2001387962
      OCLC/WorldCa47729416

      Proposed Sec. Consideration of Roadless Area Conservation During Forest Plan Revision This section of the proposed rule would require that the responsible official evaluate the quality and importance of the roadless area characteristics and determine whether and how the characteristics should be protected in the context of overall. But the laws that have changed Forest Service timber practices forever -- the Endangered Species Act and the Forest Service's own regulation 36 C.F.R. , most obviously -- are not directly.

      The nearly 50 million acres of roadless areas in our National Forests are an American treasure. The forests protected by the Roadless Rule—adopted with overwhelming public support—provide vital habitat for thousands of wildlife species, safeguard drinking water supplies for millions of Americans, and ensure quality recreation cherished by all. Learn about the creation of the National.   “In an increasingly developed landscape, large unfragmented tracts of land become more important,” the Forest Services explained in its rulemaking. Roadless areas have an additional value — they act as a crucial protective zone around other public lands and help to .

      Judicial Iron Triangles: The Roadless Rule to Nowhere —And What Can be Done to Free the Forest Service’s Rulemaking Process Introduc tion The United States Forest Service has a long history of seeking to manage the nation’s publicly held forests in accordance with broad, and sometimes contradictory, congressional goals. The Fire Protection division protects just over half of Oregon’s 30 million total acres of forestland from wildfire. This includes all of Oregon’s privately owned forests, as well as state forests and those owned by local government and, by contract, more than two million acres of U.S. Bureau of Land Management forests in western Oregon.


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USDA Forest Service Colorado Roadless Rule () – Summary: The U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service, in cooperation with the State of Colorado, proposes to reinstate the North Fork Coal Mining Area exception of the Colorado Roadless Rule on approximatacres of NationalFile Size: 5MB.

Get this from a library. Forest Service's roadless area rulemaking: hearing before the Subcommittee on Forests and Public Land Management of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress, first session Ap [United States.

Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Inventoried Roadless Areas are a group of United States Forest Service lands that have been identified by government reviews as lands without existing roads that could be suitable for roadless area conservation as wilderness or other non-standard protections.

The Inventoried Roadless areas include approximat, acres (, km 2) of land in 40 states and Puerto Rico. range of alternatives in the final Roadless Area Conservation Environmental Impact Statement. Of the million acres of inventoried roadless areas on National Forest System lands, approximately 20 million acres are adjacent to designated Wilderness areas.

Inventoried roadless areas are the “reservoir” for future designated Wilderness Size: KB. At the end of the day, I think any State Roadless Rulemaking will get litigated (based on a sample size of two) and it’s frustrating for the Forest Service people to do things that make the Rule less defensible, as well as possibly blowing current and future collaborative efforts, and.

This proposed rulemaking would prohibit road construction and reconstruction in most inventoried roadless areas of the National Forest System and require evaluation of roadless area characteristics in the context of overall multiple-use objectives during land and resource management plan revisions.

Roadless area conservation is a conservation policy limiting road construction and the resulting environmental impact on designated areas of public the United States, roadless area conservation has centered on U.S. Forest Service areas known as inventoried roadless most significant effort to support the conservation of these efforts was the Forest Service Roadless Area.

Forest Service website (), along with the FEIS and much of the record supporting the decision for this final rule. Purpose and Need for the Roadless Area Conservation Rule The Department of Agriculture is responsible for managing National Forest System resources to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the.

The legislation introduced this week, known as the Roadless Area Conservation Act ofwould permanently protect the areas defined in the original Roadless Rule.

It comes as the National Forest Service is considering an Alaska-specific Roadless Rule that could open up some of the roadless areas for development.

The Roadless Rule is the best way we've come up with to create a barrier and protect wildlife." How it all began President Benjamin Harrison established a system for. It was the omissions that were my greatest disappointment with the book. The Forest Service is portrayed as a homogeneous timber extraction agency.

There is no discussion on the struggles within the agency to produce the Roadless Area Conservation Rule (RACR). How the agency dealt with million comments in a timely by: 5.

"Roadless Rules is an in-depth examination of one of the greatest conservation victories in history—the Clinton Roadless Area Conservation Rule, which protected 65 million acres of roadless area in national forest from road building and logging. After eight years of the Bush administration's indefatigable effort to reverse or undermine it /5(4).

Administrative Rulemaking and Public Lands Conflict: The Forest Service's Roadless Rule. ABSTRACT Many of the most controversial issues in public land policy and management are addressed by natural resource agencies using the administrative rulemaking process.

This is partly due to the design of public land laws, many of which are ambiguous, vague. Shown Here: Introduced in Senate (01/20/) Inventoried Roadless Area Management Act.

Releases from further study for wilderness designation each of the inventoried roadless areas within the National Forest System (NFS) in Wyoming identified on the maps contained in the Forest Service Roadless Area Conservation, Final Environmental Impact Statement, Volume 2 (November ).

During the rulemaking and environmental review process, the Forest Service held more than public meetings and received a record million comments, overwhelmingly supporting roadless area protection. On January 5,President Clinton and Chief Dombeck announced the final rule on national forest roadless area conservation.

A new bill in Congress, the Roadless Area Conservation Act ofwould give the Roadless Rule the full force of law. That means the Trump administration — or any future administration — would no longer have the authority to exempt the Tongass from Roadless Rule protections U.S.

Forest Policy” Berger pays particular attention to the protective Roadless Area Conservation Rule (now repealed), the landmark Endangered Species Act, and the White House’s deceptively titled Healthy Forests Initiative.

While the book has a North American focus, Berger also includes a chapter cover-ing tropical forests and the special. GAO reviewed the Forest Service's new rule on roadless area conservation.

GAO noted that (1) the rule would establish prohibitions on road construction, road reconstruction, and timber harvesting in inventoried roadless areas on the National Forest System's lands and (2) the Forest Service complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.

This is our report on a major rule promulgated by the Department of Agriculture. It was published in the Federal Register as a final rule and record of decision on January Enclosed is our assessment of the Forest Service's compliance with the procedural steps required by section (a)(1)(B)(i) through (iv) of title 5 with respect to the rule.

The Roadless Areas Conservation Rule is an administrative rule adopted by the U.S. Forest Service in January to protect the last remaining wildlands in our national forest system. It places about one-third of the national forest system’s total acreage off-limits to virtually all road building and logging.Based on the perception that the proposed interim rule was a roadless-area policy, many comments focused on the positive and negative environmental, social, and economic attributes of unroaded areas.

The terms "wilderness" and "roadless areas" were often used interchangeably by respondents.criteria then the bounds of analysis is the entire roadless area expanse, that is, the un-inventoried lands contiguous to roadless area, in addition to the roadless area. Inventoried roadless area characteristics found within the IRAs are directly related to the purpose and need (FSH,File Size: 1MB.