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
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
In August, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining held hearings on a number of bills that would protect public lands and waters.Read More
Senator Mike Lee has proposed 3 bills that would virtually eliminate public lands in the west, turning them into “Missouri or Illinois” instead.Read More