|Write a letter in support of Pine Forest|
|Written by Wild Nevada|
|Thursday, 06 December 2012 11:40|
Since the Wilderness Act was signed into law in 1964, every Congress but one has added land to the National Wilderness Preservation System. The 112th Congress still has time to create of legacy of its own, conserving a significant amount of wilderness so that future generations will have more places to hike, hunt, fish, camp and climb. There are a number of wilderness bills, which added together would protect better than 2 million acres of public wild land across the country.
Among these bills is the Pine Forest Recreation Enhancement Act of 2011, which would protect 26,000 acres within the Blue Lakes and Alder Creek wilderness study areas in Humboldt County. Please ask our Nevada Congressional delegates to act now to protect Pine Forest.
The Pine Forest bill was the product of a comprehensive local process that included local landowners, sportsmen, conservationists, former state officials and other interested parties in Humboldt County. We know because we had a seat at the table. It has the backing of the entire Nevada delegation, and the process that created it has been held up as a national model for cooperative on wilderness legislation.
So drop your federal representative or senator a note reminding them that you are eager to see these wilderness bills passed soon – particularly Pine Forest.
This page will give you all the information you need to reach a member of the Nevada delegation in Congress.
Here’s a sample letter you can use
Dear (Member of Congress),
Time is running out to protect Pine Forest in Humboldt County I'm writing to urge that you work to ensure the Pine Forest Recreation Enhancement Act of 2011 passes Congress before the end of the year. The wonderful landscapes the Pine Forest bill would protect are important to Nevadans and to all Americans. If Congress doesn’t act, it will be the first Congress since 1966 to fail to add any land to the National Wilderness Preservation System. I hope you can help ensure the passage of Pine Forest so that Congress adds to our nation’s wilderness legacy for today and future generations.