[Cdt-l] Heritage Forest Campaign

Jonathan Ley jonathan at phlumf.com
Thu Oct 23 14:35:21 CDT 2008

I always add a little personal angle to these kinds of messages, 
mentioning that I've walked the entire way from Mexico to Canada through 
these forests, and explain what impact they've had on my life & what 
value they have for future generations. I figure it might get a little 
more attention than the generic e-mail text, and might give the message 
a bit more weight as there is a unique perspective being offered. If you 
walked the walk, why not use it?


The Incredible Bulk wrote:
> I signed and sent the letter.  I hope we can make a difference.
> The Incredible Bulk
> ---- Lawton Grinter <lawtong at hotmail.com> wrote: 
> =============
> Hi All,
> Sly is right on with his thread on the Heritage Forests Campaign.  
> I would recommend signing on as someone that wants the CDT to remain wild and intact.
> http://actionnetwork.org/campaign/colorado_wild_forests/g8ink7497d5djem
> Roadless Areas are 1 step below Wilderness Areas and if the Bush Administration is allowed to get rid of the 2001
> Roadless Rule, it could directly impact a CDT'ers hiking experience in the form of more roads & more logging on or
> near the trail, and more oil & gas drilling projects in these areas.
> And just for a little background info . . . The Heritage Forests Campaign (HFC) is an alliance of conservationists,
> wildlife advocates, clergy, educators, scientists, and other Americans working together to uphold protection 
> of our National Forests.  HFC has 30+ partner organizations including the Colorado Environmental Coalition (CEC).
> And for the sake of full disclosure, I work as a Conservation Analyst for a non-profit here in Crested Butte and
> we are partnered with CEC.
> Bottom line, if the 2001 Roadless Rule is overturned by the Bush Administration the CDT could end up looking a bit
> different in the near future.  It might not hurt to write your Senators and Congressman either.  You can find snail
> mail and e-mail addresses for your Senators and Representatives here:
> http://www.visi.com/juan/congress/
> Happy Trails,
> -Disco
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