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Audubon Announces "BILL OF RIGHTS" For America's Forests

The National Audubon Society (NAS) has announced a drive to push for implementation of a new "Bill of Rights" for the woodlands of America. To secure habitat for forest-dependent birds and other wildlife--and for the trees themselves--NAS has enunciated the following goals for the Forest Campaign:

  1. End taxpayer subsidy of logging roads that destroy forest habitat.

  2. Curb the rise of "chip mills" that indiscriminately consume forests.

  3. Eliminate salvage logging loopholes used to clear-cut National Forests.

  4. Push for increased restoration funds to bring damaged forests back to health.

  5. Keep native forest wildlife strong and viable in their habitat.

  6. Employ more wildlife science experts on staff at the U.S. Forest Service.

  7. Protect vital migratory bird habitat under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

  8. Give all Americans equal voice in the use of our National Forests.

  9. Save our most threatened forests in old growth and roadless areas.

  10. Halt indiscriminate logging that is subsidized by our tax dollars.

To learn more about NAS' Forest Campaign, get in touch with Forest Campaign Coordinator, National Audubon Society, 700 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10003 or visit the NAS site at http://www.audubon.org/campaign/fh/index.html.

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