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Keeping California's Roadless Areas RoadlessThe Natural Resources Agency announced on Dec. 22, 2010 a U.S. District Court settlement to ensure protection for California's roadless areas. Preventing new roads in natural forest lands will safeguard pristine environments for this generation and the next.
The Natural Resources Agency announced on Dec. 22, 2010 a U.S. District Court settlement to ensure protection for California's roadless areas.
- READ the Announcement/News Release
- READ the U.S. District Court Settlement
- READ Gov. Schwarzenegger's Statement on Protecting California's Roadless Areas
- READ Attorney General and Governor-elect Edmund G. Brown Jr.'s News Release
Secretary for Natural Resources Mike Chrisman issued a statement on Mar. 7, 2008 in response to comments made by U.S. Agriculture Undersecretary Mark Rey at a Wildland Urban Interface conference in Reno. Rey's comments were reported in an Associated Press story by Scott Sonner.
- READ the Statement
- READ Secretary Chrisman's letter to Regional Forester Bernie Weingardt
- READ Weingardt's letter to Secretary Chrisman
- READ Secretary Chrisman's letter to Regional Forester Jack Blackwell
- READ Jack Blackwell's response to Secretary Chrisman
Secretary for Natural Resources Mike Chrisman and Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. filed a U.S. District Court complaint Feb. 28, 2008 contesting four Southern California forest management plans. In August 2007, the United States Forest Service denied California's appeals of management plans for the Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres and San Bernardino National Forests. These plans cover 3.5 million acres of national forest lands.
- READ the Press Release
- READ Gov. Schwarzenegger's Statement about the Suit
- READ the U.S. District Court Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief
- READ Gov. Schwarzenegger's letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns regarding the recent denial of appeals filed to protect roadless areas in four Southern California forests
- READ U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns. response to Gov. Schwarzenegger assuring that the Forest Service would work diligently, cooperatively, and expeditiously to find lasting protection for California's roadless areas