Through July 20, the Forest Service is accepting public comments on a rulemaking process that could protect up to 112 million acres of mature and old-growth forests from logging.
Forests, especially mature andold-growth ones, are key to fighting the climate and biodiversity crisis. But decades of aggressive logging practices have left us with about 10% of old-growth forests across the US—and hundreds of thousands of acres of these trees are still currently slated to be logged. We have the power to change this.
The number of public comments really matter at this stage in the process, so we’re joining with our partners to help submit 500,000 comments to the Forest Service by July 20 to take projects like 42 Divide in Oregon, Telephone Gap in Vermont and Upper Cheat River in West Virginia off the chopping block and ensure forests like them are protected for generations to come.
Take action and submit a comment at https://pat.ag/F/ForestRule