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In a roadless area just west of Ketchikan, Alaska, the Gravina
Island Timber Sale may go ahead this summer despite nominal
protection of roadless national forests by the federal government.
A coalition of environmental groups is warning that the sale
would log thousands of acres of old-growth rainforest from
the heart of a 37,000-acre roadless area in the Tongass National
Forest and carve almost 22 miles of new logging roads into
the forest. Clearcutting and roadbuilding in the steep terrain
and severe climate of the Tongass will cause enormous damage
to habitat critical to the Alexander Archipelago wolf, black
bear, Sitka black-tailed deer, and nesting bald eagles, the
groups caution.

Source: Environmental News Network
http://enn.com/news/enn-stories/2001/06/06282001/roadless_44140.asp
 

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22 miles on 37,000 acres??? Do you think they'll really notice?
 
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