1997. “This is the mandate of American citizens,” he said. “It should

no surprise to anybody.”
Also, Rait said public still has a chance to influence critical details
of the roadless area protection plan that remain to be fleshed out
the Forest Service EIS. “Protecting roadless areas can mean a thousand
different things to a thousand different people,” he said.
Among the decisions to be made are whether to ban helicopter and other
logging, mining and off-road recreational vehicle use and whether to
exempt certain national forests from the …

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