|Forest Bill of Rights
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:
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.
- End taxpayer subsidy of logging roads that destroy forest habitat.
- Curb the rise of "chip mills" that indiscriminately consume forests.
- Eliminate salvage logging loopholes used to clear-cut National Forests.
- Push for increased restoration funds to bring damaged forests back to health.
- Keep native forest wildlife strong and viable in their habitat.
- Employ more wildlife science experts on staff at the U.S. Forest Service.
- Protect vital migratory bird habitat under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
- Give all Americans equal voice in the use of our National Forests.
- Save our most threatened forests in old growth and roadless areas.
- Halt indiscriminate logging that is subsidized by our tax dollars.
Last revision: Wednesday, March 18, 1998
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