17 May '18, 9pm

Save intact forests for humanity’s sake, urge experts: https://t.co/LKvaCcnWNc

Most of the intact forests in the US are in Alaska and managed by a variety of federal agencies – the Forest Service, Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service and Bureau of Land Management. Because the Executive Branch of government is currently hostile to nature in all its forms, the other two branches must hold the administration legally accountable the proper management of these lands. Also, environmentally responsible members of both parties in Congress must quash any attempt to weaken the Antiquities Act, which enables presidential declaration of national monuments. Even better, Congressional leaders should try to get out ahead of this and future presidents, setting aside the forest and other wilderness areas that Americans demand. And demand it we do! It’s eye-opening to try to get permits to visit the backcountry of some of our iconic parks, like Zion – tougher than ...

Full article: https://news.mongabay.com/2018/04/save-intact-forests-for...

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