Utah is officially petitioning the Forest Service to roll back protections on its National Forests, which would eliminate protections for nearly 80% of currently protected backcountry skiing, more than half of currently protected climbing, 79% of the state’s currently protected paddling, and 79% of the state’s currently protected hiking and mountain biking.Read More
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The Roadless Rule protects tons of backcountry recreation on National Forests. Following in Alaska’s footsteps, Utah is asking the Forest Service for a new Utah-specific Rule that could mean big changes for Utah’s forests.Read More
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The Roadless Rule protects backcountry recreation across the country. Utah is demanding a state-specific version of the Rule, but it’s not clear why they want it.Read More
A state-led effort could weaken the Roadless Rule, which protects backcountry recreation on National Forests. A public comment period is open until October 15.Read More