President Bill Clinton on Thursday ordered
the Forest Service to ban roads and possibly logging and other activities
on 40 million acres or more of inventoried roadless land.
That is about 20 percent of all national
forest land and exceeds the 34 million acres of congressional designated
Clinton called his administrative action
one of the largest conservation efforts in history.
“Within our national forests there are
large parcels of land that don’t contain roads of any kind

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