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TAKE ACTION - OPPOSE THE WILDERNESS & ROADLESS AREA RELEASE ACT!

July 22, 2011 by Serena Bishop

TAKE ACTION - OPPOSE THE WILDERNESS & ROADLESS AREA RELEASE ACT!

Visit Trout Unlimited online action center and urge Congress to oppose the Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act of 2011, a harmful bill which would damage fishing and hunting opportunities by releasing millions of acres of pristine backcountry to road development.

WHY WE CARE
Backcountry habitats on national forests and BLM lands are extremely important to achieving Trout Unlimited’s mission. Across the West, we have found that a significant portion of trout and salmon habitat is found in unroaded, pristine habitat.  Read the fact sheet (pdf). This bill would remove the protections for these vital habitats and open them up to road building and development.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

1.         Please visit the Trout Unlimited online action center today and write to your Representative and Senators to urge them to reject HR 1581 and S. 1087.

2.        Also please consider calling your Representative and Senators, via the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121, and ask the switchboard operator to connect you to your Member’s office. Please tell the receptionist at your member's office that you oppose HR 1581, and S. 1087, the Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act and urge him/her to oppose it.