Whenever we can preserve wilderness and wild and scenic rivers, we protect nature and the inhabitants of an area. The House Committee on Natural Resources has before it HR 1187, the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act. This vital piece of legislation will designate protection for certain National Forest System lands and public lands in several Western states now under the jurisdiction of the secretary of the Interior.
Protecting wilderness areas in this country is critical to the preservation of a natural environment and the many species who inhabit that environment. Therefore, contact your representative and ask that he or she support this bill when it comes to the floor of the House for a vote. You can also contact the committee and urge the bill be reported out to the full House for a vote this legislative session.