The Roadless Rule protects national forests

Tuesday, January 12th, marked the 20th anniversary of the Roadless Rule policy, which protects some of the nation’s most rugged backcountry in the national forest system in America. Our pristine national forests, including our nearby Cleveland National Forest, are at risk after the current administration removed protections and opened up Alaska’s Tongass National Forest to loggers.

Ken Rait, Project Director for The Pew Charitable Trusts’ U.S. Public Lands and Rivers Conservation program, explains what exactly the Roadless Rule is, whether or not it saves taxpayers money, and how the majority of Americans feel about Roadless, the Tongass, and our national forests in general.