Kootenai Forest Plans Released

In September 2005, Forest Supervisor Bob Castaneda made the arbitrary decision to not recommend wilderness for roadless lands in the Kootenai Forest. In so doing, he significantly reduced the possibility that these lands will ever garner official protection for their outstanding wilderness character. The Montana Wilderness Association has created an Action Center web site to help raise awareness about this issue and and to make it very easy for us all to get involved in making a positive difference on behalf of our wild forest lands.

Please take a moment if you will to visit http:// www.nationalforestaction.org/kootenai/ to learn more about this issue, and to see how you can help make a difference.

If you take a few moments to submit your comments to the government officials regarding this issue, you will be entered to win a free PreCip Jacket from Rocky Mountain Outfitters in Kalispell Montana. See more details at http://www.nationalforestaction.org/kootenai/

You can also read the letter from the Friends Of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Executive Committee members, which lists the elected officials responsible for these decisions and how to send them your mail and email – make your voice heard and your opinion count and together we really can make a difference.

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