ELPC’s Dixon urges Congress to support sustainable forestry in Wisconsin’s northwoods
From press release
Environmental Law & Policy Center staff attorney Katherine Dixon testified before members of the House Agriculture Committee at a public hearing July 20 in Appleton, Wis.
In her testimony, Dixon explained the unique importance of Wisconsin’s only national forest and the aggressive logging practices that have threatened the forest’s health in recent years. Dixon’s testimony outlined steps the U.S. Forest Service can take to manage the forest in a way that balances recreation, national resources values and logging.
You can speak up for the forest!
Take action now!
Although environmentalists were very under-represented on the panel of the July 20 hearing, there is still time to make your voice heard. The hearing record closes Aug. 19, and your help is needed to send a clear message to Congress that the important natural resources in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest should be preserved for future generations. Whether you are a scientist, an activist, an outdoorsperson, or just someone who uses and appreciates the forest lands and natural resource values that make northern Wisconsin such a special place, you, too can be a part of this important conversation.
Write to Congressman Steven Kagen (D-8) before Aug. 19 in support of ELPC’s call for a more balanced approach to management of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest that values clean water, wildlife habitat for at-risk species, and other important natural resources values.
Rep. Kagen has two offices you can write to: 333 W. College Ave., Appleton, WI 54911 (phone 920-380-0061; fax 920-380-0051) or 1232 Longworth HOB, Washington, D.C. 20510 (phone 202-225-5665; fax 202-225-5729). He also has an e-mail at Kagen.house.gov, but it says,
I am unable to reply to any e-mail from constituents outside of the 8th District of Wisconsin.
For more information about ELPC’s efforts to protect the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, visit www.ELPC.org/forests.
from the Aug 12-18, 2009 issue
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