The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest spans the remote highlands of eastern Arizona's White Mountains -- a rugged landscape rich with forests, canyons and plenty of native biodiversity.
But the recently drafted U.S. Forest Service plan for the region dictates the locations and intensity of forest uses, including livestock grazing, logging and recreation -- and it's conspicuously lacking in real, enforceable protections for endangered species and their homes.
The draft eliminates existing guidelines that protect endangered species and replaces clear standards with vague references lacking clear planning or strategy.
Tell the Forest Service to ensure a healthy future for species like Mexican spotted owls, Apache trout and Mexican gray wolves today.
March 27, 2013 Action Alert ID# 83
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