Southeast Idaho Roadless Public Hearings

2.19.2008
Fellow Idahoans,

Millions of acres of Idaho's roadless areas are at risk of development. It matters not if you hunt, fish, hike, camp or backpack - what does matter is that you stand up for what little land is left.

Upcoming Roadless Hearings in South East Idaho:

February 20, 2008
Idaho Falls
Shilo Inn
Grand Teton Room
780 Lindsey Blvd
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
6:00 PM

February 21, 2008
Pocatello
Holiday Inn
1399 Bench Road
Pocatello, ID 83201
6:00 PM

Be sure to show up early so that you can sign up to speak at the hearing. Each individual that signs up to speak at the hearing is allotted 3 minutes, so tailor your comments accordingly. Remember to talk about the areas that matter to you most.

Background:

On December 26, 2007 The Forest Service released its Draft Environmental Impact Statement that seeks to weaken protections for much of Idaho's 9.3 million acres of roadless lands. Nearly 6 million acres of those lands would be opened to potential logging and mineral development, and an additional 600,000 acres in Southeast Idaho and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem would be offered virtually no protections, thus opening these lands to various extractive industry, including Phosphate mining.

This DEIS was published following the state of Idaho's petition to allow state direction in the management of Idaho' Roadless Areas. These lands are owned by all Americans, and need your voice to ensure that the protections of the 2001 Roadless Rule are upheld. Please feel encouraged to attend and participate in the upcoming public hearings in Southeast Idaho. Hope to see you there!

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