Release Unsuitable Lands Back to Multiple Use-HR1581

It is rare day when our government considers a bill supporting recreation access, but that is happening today. Now Congress needs to hear from you. It is vital that you send a letter urging Congress to pass this important legislation.

Congressman McCarthy's recently released HR1581 Wilderness and Roadless Release Act of 2011, which fully embodies both recreation and stewardship, so this bill is something we think most every reasonable person can heartily support. Over twenty years ago the Wilderness Study and Roadless Lands included in this bill were determined to be unsuitable for Wilderness Designation by the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. Yet the lands were never released and in many cases continue to be managed under extreme restrictions as de facto Wilderness. This has been to the detriment of recreation, the local economy and the environment. This bill is long overdue. Decades are a long time to keep lands locked up in limbo for no valid reason. Under HR1581:

  • These lands would once again provide places for families to recreate, camp, mountain bike, dirt bike, 4x4, hunt and fish.
  • These lands would once again be actively managed to promote forest health and prevent unnatural wildfires.
  • These lands would once again provide jobs and income to rural economies.
  • These lands will once again be managed for multiple use under the strictest regulations in the world to the benefit of the land and the people.

In just TWO MINUTES you can help by submitting a letter using pre-drafted comments or your own comments to Congress urging them to pass this important legislation.

Please ACT NOW. Click the link below to create your letter urging Congress to release these lands back to multiple use.