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EARTHWEEK  April 2006

EARTHWEEK April 2006

Subject:

Earth Week Wilderness RALLY

From:

Justin R Sheperd <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

Justin R Sheperd <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Sun, 16 Apr 2006 18:30:47 -0400

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text/plain (68 lines) , Wilderness Rally.doc (68 lines) , Plan Will Fail Without Leadership[1].doc (68 lines)



Wilderness Rally to Protect Vermont Wilderness
What: Wilderness Rally to show UVM student support for increasing 
Federally Designated Wilderness in the Green Mountain National Forest
When: Thursday, April 20       Time: 5 pm        Where: Redstone Quad   
       Contact: Justin Sheperd - (802)363-9641 or [log in to unmask] or
Ryan Talbott - (802) 223-6347 or [log in to unmask]

Last week, Vermont's congressional delegation introduced a Wilderness 
Bill for the Green Mountain National Forest. If passed by Congress, it 
would designate about 48,000 acres of the Green Mountain National 
Forest as Federal Wilderness, a benefit to ecological restoration and 
public recreation in perpetuity. The efforts of the congressional 
delegation are to be applauded, particularly in light of the Forest 
Service's recommendation that only 27,000 acres be designated 
Wilderness.

There is still room for improvement, however. Currently there are only 
60,000 acres of Federally Designated Wilderness in Vermont and 
conservation organizations have identified approximately 124,000 
additional acres that are suitable for Wilderness designation. While 
the Vermont Wilderness Bill is a step in the right direction, there is 
no doubt that additional lands should be added to the bill to fully 
protect their wild character. This is especially critical considering 
the Forest Service is planning to open parts of the Green Mountain 
National Forest to ATV trail development. Protecting these lands as 
Wilderness will exclude these areas from motorized access, including 
ATV's.

On Thursday April 20th, at 5pm on the Red Stone Quad, students will be 
demonstrating their support of the Wilderness Bill as well as 
additional Vermont Wilderness Protection in the Green Mountain National 
Forest.  Please come join the rally and show your support by increasing 
the gathering's numbers in order to establish the University community 
as one that lobbies for protecting Wilderness.  DON'T BE LATE becuase 
there will be media sources documenting the event and possibly an 
environmental speaker who will speak about the values of Wilderness and 
the need for more Wildernesses in the populated Northeast.  Feel free 
to design and bring your own picket sign displaying a message congruent 
with forest conservation.

To answer any comments, questions, or concerns...
contact Justin Sheperd at (802) 363-9641 or [log in to unmask],
or Ryan Talbott at (802) 223-6347 or [log in to unmask]

SPREAD THE WORD!  Forward this email to ALL your contacts.  Tell your 
friends, tell your student groups and clubs.  Get everyone excited, 
motivated, and RILED UP for a RALLY!

This notice is availale as an attached file in a more visually 
appealing format.
Also attached is a commentary written by Jim Northup of Forest Watch to 
the newspapers attempting to summarize the whole dispute from all the 
interest groups.  Find out more at www.ForestWatch.org

Sincerely your fellow UVM student,
                                  Justin Sheperd


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