many miles of roads are there
in U.S. National Forests?
A. 97,000 miles
C. 314,000 miles
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you ID this
facts: This animal
eats lemmings and its fur is said to provide the best insulation
of any mammal. What is it?
(answer found below)
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There are over 386,000 miles
of roads in our National Forests, enough to circle the
world 15 times!
2) The Arctic Fox is a
wide ranging (up to 1000 miles!) predator dependent on its thick
coat, which turns white during Arctic winters.
This inaugural issue of Wilderness
Society News, our new monthly e-newsletter, is designed to bring
you a variety of wilderness-related news and opportunities for
action. Of course, we'll also continue to send you our popular
Our Nation's wildest unprotected
areas are the roadless areas on our national forests. The
WildAlert community has been very involved in pushing for these
areas to be conserved. In the recent U.S. Forest Service comment
period, you all generated over 25,000 comments, the most
ever on a single issue.
Thank you for your
involvement -- we will keep you updated on the outcome!
-- Bill Meadows, President, The Wilderness Society
Let's face it: Despite the prominence
of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the
news, few of us will ever actually venture to the farthest
reaches of Alaska to visit this immense, biologically-rich
sanctuary. So we are offering our readers a special gift this
here to learn more about the Arctic Refuge and browse John
Dunne's Arctic Journey diary and photos.
Caribou on the Arctic National
Wildlife Refuge. Photo courtesy of Ken Whitten.
Breaks, Grand Canyon & Arctic
will continue to win significant
victories on behalf of our nation's wild places, but
only if your voice continues to be heard loud and clear -- TAKE
Missouri Breaks National
Monument: Located in central Montana and dubbed "some
of the wildest country on all the Great Plains", the Bureau of
Land Management has proposed putting a dozen gas wells in 10,000
acres of critical wildlife habitat, cultural & historic
sites, and rugged wildness. Take action to
Grand Canyon: Do
your part to improve the visitor experience on the Colorado
River, tell the
Service to transition out motorboats and better distribute group
Arctic Refuge: Senate
leaders are already talking about using this year's Federal
budget process as a back door to sneak oil rigs into the Arctic
National Wildlife Refuge. Tell your
Senator this is
celebrate, with two exciting victories coming at a crucial time!
Congress has just designated more than 800,000 acres of
new wilderness areas in Lincoln Co., Nevada and Apostle Islands,
here for the full story.
Apostle Islands National
Lakeshore. Courtesy of National Park Service.
The Wilderness Society
very grateful for your help in
protecting our wild places by contacting your elected officials.
But for every victory, there are more threatened wild places
that need our help.
Your donation will help us
continue our campaign to protect the Arctic Refuge
while also allowing us to fight less public, but also important
campaigns to protect places such as Montana's Missouri
Breaks and Colorado's Roan Plateau.
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persistent. Be actively patient. This day is as ripe for
realization as any day the world has ever known. I adjure you,
sons and daughters of our lineage. This is your day. Go forth.
Do good. Tell the stories. And keep it wild."
Zahniser, Author, The Wilderness Act