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Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Action Alerts

Audubon: Final Push for Renewable Electricity
Please ask your Representative to support the Udall-Platts amendment

Center for Biological Diversity: Keep Mercenary Training Camp Out of San Diego Backcountry!
Blackwater has proposed establishing a military training camp in eastern San Diego County

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS): Help Pass the Dog Fighting Prohibition Act
Urge your reps to co-sponsor and support passage of S. 1880/H.R. 3219, the Dog Fighting Prohibition Act, and any legislation to crack down on dogfighting

In Defense of Animals (IDA): Urge USDA to Move Maggie to Sanctuary Before Winter
The Alaska Zoo Board Has Made Its Decision to Move Maggie; Please help make it happen before winter–write the USDA

In Defense of Animals (IDA): Survival of Wolves in Northern Rockies Jeopardized
“Take Action” by Aug. 6 to protect them from hunters

In Defense of Animals (IDA): Thank California retirement community for sparing deer
California Retirement Community Chooses to Spare Deer; Thank The Villages for using humane methods to manage wildlife

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Campaign for America’s Wilderness: Help protect the Roan Plateau from irresponsible drilling!

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Via Campaign for America’s Wilderness:

Help protect the Roan Plateau from irresponsible drilling!

The Roan Plateau is a beautifully varied landscape of wide meadows, deep canyons, and gentle trout streams. Located in northwest Colorado, the plateau hosts aspen and spruce forests, towering cliffs, and dramatic waterfalls. The Roan Plateau attracts visitors for camping, sightseeing, world class deer and elk hunting, and backcountry fly fishing. But with your help, we can save the spectacular Roan Plateau. Tell your representative to vote for a funding limitation amendment that would postpone irresponsible oil and gas drilling for one year so a plan to protect the wilderness values of the area can be developed.

nullTiny Violin Alert!: You know the, erm, “drill” – if you use the sample letter, cut out the part about how “drilling atop the plateau would ‘displace’ hunting and fishing outfitters who use the Roan”. Boohoo. I think I’ll save my concern for the fish y’all (they’all?) “displace” from their streams, thanks.

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Campaign for America’s Wilderness: Assure Lasting Protection for Our National Landscape Conservation System

Friday, May 4th, 2007

UPDATE, 5/15/07:

See also: Let’s Create America’s Newest Conservation System, from the National Wildlife Federation.

null This sample letter comes with a Tiny Violin alert, though; if you use it, be sure to edit out the part about how parks provide “recreation such as hunting” and all that jazz.

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Via Campaign for America’s Wilderness:

Assure Lasting Protection for Our National Landscape Conservation System

We now have an historic opportunity to grant permanent protection to the treasured public lands in the National Landscape Conservation System. Although the stunning landscapes in this system are currently administered by the Bureau of Land Management for conservation, this could be reversed at a moment’s notice merely by administrative decision. Urge your Members of Congress to cosponsor legislation to preserve these lands forever from mining, drilling, and other threats.

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Campaign for America’s Wilderness: Protect America’s Largest National Forest

Sunday, April 15th, 2007

UPDATE, 4/30/07, via NRDC:

One more last-minute alert and sample letter, this time from the Natural Resources Defense Council. Take action here.

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UPDATE, 4/24/07, via Audubon:

The Forest Service has released its draft plan and environmental impact statement (EIS) for managing the Tongass National Forest in Alaska for the next 10-15 years. Currently, the Tongass is the only national forest in the United States where road building and commercial logging are allowed in roadless areas, a result of the December 2003 decision by the current administration to exempt the Tongass from the national Roadless Rule, which prohibits most commercial logging in the remaining roadless areas of all other national forests.

Public comments on the draft plan are due Monday, April 30th. This is your opportunity to tell the Forest Service to protect the remaining intact watersheds (roadless areas) of highest ecological value in America’s largest national forest and the world’s most significant region (along with British Columbia) of old-growth temperate rainforest. The Forest Service will then review your comments and make a decision later this summer.

Click here to take action.

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Via Campaign for America’s Wilderness:

Protect America’s Largest National Forest

The Tongass National Forest, located in south- eastern Alaska, is the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world. This home to bald eagles, spawning salmon and brown and black bears is a natural wonder that deserves our care and respect. However a new management plan from the Forest Service would allow commercial logging and development in some of the wildest areas in the forest: roadless areas home to some of the oldest and largest trees and best habitat for fish and wildlife.

Please take action before April 30 and tell the Forest Service to fix its plan.

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The Wilderness Society: Shoshone National Forest, Yellowstone’s Eastern Keystone

Monday, March 5th, 2007

UPDATE, 3/6/07:

The Campaign for America’s Wilderness also sent out an alert on this topic:

Help protect America’s oldest National Forest, the Shoshone!

The lands of the Shoshone National Forest were first protected in 1891, making it our oldest federally protected forest. The Shoshone was protected for its exceptional beauty and a rich biodiversity rarely found in any protected area. Roosevelt, a strong conservation advocate, appreciated this historic forest, which is now under review. You can help perpetuate Roosevelt’s vision for this wild forest; tell the forest managers to support wilderness in the Shoshone!

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Via The Wilderness Society:

Shoshone National Forest, Yellowstone’s Eastern Keystone

The Shoshone National Forest, which borders the Eastern edge of Yellowstone National Park, contains some of the wildest land in the Lower 48 and is a key component of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and the stunning wildlife, fisheries, and incredible recreation for which this region is known. Now the Shoshone is developing a new management plan which will help determine how this National Forest is protected – or not – for the next fifteen years. Help us ensure that this part of the greater Yellowstone ecosystem gets the protection it needs!

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Campaign for America’s Wilderness: Tell your new Congress to support wilderness

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

Via Campaign for America’s Wilderness:

Tell your new Congress to support wilderness

A new Congress is beginning to legislate, and we should make sure they revive the most promisingly ripe wilderness bills that fell short of passage last year. Early consideration should be given to three bills that previously passed the House or Senate, and another three that have strong local and bipartisan support. Take a moment to let your member of Congress know that wilderness is important to you and you hope to see action on wilderness this session.

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Campaign for America’s Wilderness: Urge the Bureau of Land Management to Protect Bristol Bay

Saturday, December 2nd, 2006

Via Campaign for America’s Wilderness:

Urge the Bureau of Land Management to Protect Bristol Bay

Bristol Bay is the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world. The surrounding wild lands are beautiful and pristine, which is what makes this area so uncommonly productive. The health of fish, wildlife, and people supported by Bristol Bay is now threatened by dangerous plans for the largest open pit gold and copper mine in North America, Pebble Mine, to be situated in the bay’s headwaters. Complicating the issue even further, the Bureau of Land Management is planning to revoke existing protections on another million acres of public lands in this watershed, thereby making them available for commercial mining. Urge the Bureau of Land Management to abandon proposals to open these lands to mineral development.

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Campaign for America’s Wilderness: Protect 5 million acres of Caribou Habitat in Alaska

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

Via Campaign for America’s Wilderness:

Protect 5 million acres of Caribou Habitat in Alaska

he Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is preparing a new management plan for Alaska’s Kobuk River and Seward Peninsula region. Without strong public support for conservation, the BLM will proceed with a plan that prioritizes new mining, oil, and gas development activities over protection of critical habitat for Alaska’s largest and healthiest caribou herd. Contact the BLM before Friday’s comment deadline and urge them to keep special places for wildlife closed to mineral development.

Campaign for America’s Wilderness: Urge Congress to Pass Wilderness Bills

Thursday, September 7th, 2006

Via the Campaign for America’s Wilderness:

Urge Congress to Pass Wilderness Bills

This session of Congress has seen some very encouraging movement of wilderness bills. On one exciting day in July alone, the House voted in favor of designating outstanding wilderness areas in Idaho’s Boulder-White Cloud Mountains, on Oregon’s Mount Hood, and along the north coast of California.

The progress of these and several other efforts is testament to the labors of wilderness champions in Congress as well as determined citizen activists . But time is running out and Congress must act promptly to pass these bills before the end of the congressional session, or else we will lose these hard-won wilderness victories. Contact your members of Congress today and urge them to create a wilderness legacy for future generations by passing these bills into law this year.

Take Action Today!

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Campaign for America’s Wilderness: Don’t Drill Teshekpuk Lake!

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

Via Campaign for America’s Wilderness:

Don’t Drill Teshekpuk Lake!

The BLM is moving forward in the coming days to sell leases for oil and gas development in Alaska’s Teshekpuk Lake region. Vast areas nearby are already available for energy extraction, so opening up the critical caribou and migratory bird habitat of the Teshekpuk Lake wetlands is unjustified. Ask Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne to cancel the impending lease sales in this environmentally sensitive wildlife haven.

Campaign for America’s Wilderness: Support Wilderness in the Allegheny!

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

Via Campaign for America’s Wilderness:

Support Wilderness in the Allegheny!

Pennsylvania’s Allegheny National Forest is a rare wild treasure in the East. Wild turkey, white-tailed deer, black bear and more than 300 other wildlife species call the forest home, and more than half the visitors to the forest list wildlife watching, hiking, or viewing natural scenery as the activities that draw them to the Allegheny. However, the Forest Service has failed to protect many of the forest’s unique and wild places in its draft management plan for the Allegheny. Help protect this scenic national forest by telling the Forest Service to expand their wilderness recommendations for the Allegheny.

Campaign for America’s Wilderness: The Kootenai’s wild places need your help!

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

Via Campaign for America’s Wilderness:

The Scotchman Peaks are a rugged, scenic and biologically diverse wild place straddling the border of northern Idaho and Montana. Unfortunately, the Bush Administration’s Forest Service has proposed a plan for the Kootenai National Forest that eliminates recommended wilderness across the entire forest, including portions of the Scotchman Peaks which have been managed since the 1970s as recommended wilderness, a designation which safeguards these areas from logging and development.

This sweeping change goes against the desires of the local community to preserve these forests as they are for future generations to use and enjoy. As stakeholders in the future of this irreplaceable landscape, your voice is important. Please ask the Kootenai National Forest planning team to reinstate the recommended wilderness in their final forest plan.

Tell the Kootenai National Forest planning team to protect our wilderness by clicking here.

Campaign for America’s Wilderness: Urge your Representative to vote YES on H.R. 3603

Sunday, July 23rd, 2006

Via Campaign for America’s Wilderness:

Act Now – Protect Idaho’s Wild Heart!

We expect a vote on Monday, July 24, on H.R. 3603, legislation introduced by Rep. Simpson (R-ID) to protect more than 300,000 acres of the Boulder-White Cloud Mountains as wilderness. The bill is a compromise crafted with input from many stakeholders, however the proposed wilderness area is the largest of any legislation ever introduced by an Idaho legislator. Urge your Representative to vote YES on Boulder-White Clouds wilderness!

Click here to learn more, or here to take action.

Campaign for America’s Wilderness Newsletter: Your Wilderness – July 2006

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006

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From: Campaign for America’s Wilderness Newsletter – news [at] action.leaveitwild.org
Date: Jul 6, 2006 5:41 PM
Subject: Your Wilderness – July 2006

Your Wilderness – July 2006

Take Action

Help restore wilderness recommendation for Kootenai!

The Scotchman Peaks are a rugged, scenic and biologically diverse wild place straddling the border of northern Idaho and Montana. Unfortunately, the Bush Administration’s Forest Service has proposed a plan for the Kootenai National Forest that eliminates recommended wilderness across the entire forest, including portions of the Scotchman Peaks which have been managed since the 1970s as recommended wilderness, a designation which safeguards these areas from logging and development. This sweeping change goes against the desires of the local community to preserve these forests as they are for future generations to use and enjoy. As stakeholders in the future of this irreplaceable landscape, your voice is important. Please ask the Kootenai National Forest planning team to reinstate the recommended wilderness in their final forest plan.

Take Action Today! -> http://action.leaveitwild.org/ctt.asp?u=4179989&l=126971

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