National Forests,

especially the Tongass and others with roadless areas

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A SAMPLE OF REP’S “THANK YOUS” TO GOP ELECTED OFFICIALS

To Senator Craig Thomas for telling Forest Service that gas drilling is inappropiate in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, September 2004

To 22 Members of Congress for encouraging President Bush to uphold the Roadless Area Conservation Rule, May 2001

Praise for California Representative Steve Horn, by REP President Martha Marks, letter to the editor, Salon Magazine, January 2001 (also published in newspapers in his congressional district)

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OP-EDS AND LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Healthy forests like this are essential for life on Earth but increasingly imperiled by wildfires made worse by the climate crisis.

Healthy forests like this are essential for life on Earth. They provide vital services: purifying our air and water, keeping carbon out of our atmosphere, and offering safe homes for birds, bears, and other wild creatures. Unfortunately, forests in America and around the world are increasingly imperiled by wildfires made worse by droughts, the climate crisis, exurban sprawl, and industrial road-building and clear-cutting.

Guarding the Environment, by Sally Swenson, a member of REP’s California Chapter, San Bernardino Sun and Redlands Daily Facts, August 2004

More roads in national forests is not the answer, by Steve Bonowski, a member of REP’s Colorado Chapter, Rocky Mountain News, July 2004

I support Bush, but not this time, by Mary Graber, a REP member in Georgia, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 2004

Bush sneaks up on our national heritage, by Lunell Haught, a member of REP’s Washington State Chapter, January 2004

What’s happening to our forests?, by REP Policy Director Jim DiPeso, Great Falls (MT) Tribune, September 2003

Taxpayers will foot the cost of timber industry boondoggle, by REP Policy Director Jim DiPeso, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, June 2003

Logging boondoggle, by REP Policy Director Jim DiPeso, combined Sunday editions of the Denver Post and the Denver Rocky Mountain News, April 20, 2003

Whittling away our forests, by REP Policy Director Jim DiPeso, Albuquerque Tribune, January 2003

Off-road rule is off base, by Policy Director Jim DiPeso, San Francisco Chronicle  and Casper (WY) Star Tribune, January 2003.  NOTE: REP reposted this piece prominently on our website in the fall of 2020 because, by Executive Order, the Trump Administration was trying to do exactly the same thing.

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, by REP Policy Director Jim DiPeso, Albuquerque Tribune, September 2002

Roads in forests lead to fires, by Mark Boslough, Ph.D., a member of REP’s New Mexico Chapter, Albuquerque Tribune, July 2002

Soul-enriching forests, by Michael McFarland, Ph.D., a member of REP’s California Chapter, Fresno Bee, June 2000

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SPEECHES

REP supports protection for national forest roadless areas, by REP Policy Director Jim DiPeso, at a Seattle press conference, August 2004

Protect national forest roadless areas, by REP’s Minnesota State Coordinator Evan Rice, at a St. Paul press conference, July 2004

Protect the national forest roadless areas, by REP President Martha Marks, at an Albuquerque press conference, July 2003

Defend national forest roadless areas, by REP Policy Director Jim DiPeso, at a Portland (OR) press conference, July 2003

REP challenges the Blue Ribbon Coalition, by James Monteith, a REP member in Oregon, at a Billings (MT) press conference, August 2002

REP supports wilderness protection for the Tongass National Forest, by Tony Cobb, a REP member in Maryland, at a Washington DC press conference, August 2002

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REP’S OWN PUBLICATIONS