The short and the bitter of it is:
On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a version of the Farm Bill that includes language that would be disastrous for all National Forests : Section 8204.
This section of the Farm Bill would repeal the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to allow logging projects up to 3,000 acres in size to be implemented on National Forests without any environmental analysis of harmful effects to water quality, wildlife or rare, threatened or endangered species.
And SYFP! about it.
It would also eliminate administrative appeals on these projects, eliminating public participation in these forest management decisions.Please phone your Senators and ask them to remove Section 8204 from the Farm Bill.
The U.S. Senate may vote on the Farm Bill as early as this week--the first week of February!
You can Call the capitol switchboard: (202) 224-3121 (First thing Monday morning?) or contact by e-mail. A call is probably better.
Your Forest thanks you.