Sierran Masthead

Four Meetings Set to Cover Hoosier National Forest Roadless Plan

The Hoosier Chapter is mobilizing a show of support at meetings about roadless areas in the Hoosier National Forest.

The roadless areas initiative was announced by President Clinton last fall and would protect the 60 million remaining acres of roadless wildlands in all National Forests. The Forest Service is working on a roadless area protection policy that would create a ban on roadbuilding and logging in untouched National Forest areas.

Two May meetings are planned in Indiana to give information about the proposal. Two June meetings are planned in Indiana for the Forest Service to receive oral comments on the proposal.

The May informational meetings (set very near the mailing date of this issue) are as follows:

- May 22, 6-9 p.m., Morgan County Fair Building, Kendall Room, 1749 Hospital Dr., Martinsville.

- May 23, 6-9 p.m., Fulton Hill Community Center, 855 Walnut St., Troy. The two June public-comment meetings are as follows:

- June 27, 6-9 p.m., Morgan County Fair Building, Kendall Room, 1749 Hospital Dr., Martinsville.

- June 28, 6-9 p.m., Fulton Hill Community Center, 855 Walnut St., Troy. David Agranoff is working on behalf of the Sierra Club to generate attendance and support at the Martinsville meetings. He can be reached at (812) 333-9541.

Mail comments to USDA Forest Service-CAET, Attn: Roadless, P.O. Box 221090, Salt Lake City, UT 84122. E-mail comments to roadless/wo_caet-slc@fs.fed.us. The Web site is http://roadless.fs.fed.us.

Members are encouraged to attend these meetings and support this initiative.


Copyright © 2007 Hoosier Chapter Sierra Club, all rights reserved.[9/25/02]efp

Summer 2000