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National Forest Petition
To End Commercial Logging On Federal Public Forests in the United States


Whereas We, the undersigned, as citizens of the United States of America, are the owners of our federal public land and forests and, by law, have a say in how our nation's public forests are managed; and
Whereas federal public forests are the only areas left where high quality forested wildlands can be protected for posterity and where a vast majority of our remaining Ancient Forests are located, and where old-growth forest can be restored; and
Whereas these forests represent and harbor the best examples of America's natural heritage and biological diversity including a rich diversity of trees and plant species, and essential habitats of vertebrate species including birds, mammals, fishes, reptiles and amphibians, countless invertebrate species, and many rare, threatened and endangered species; and
Whereas the protection of our forests is essential for recreation and tourism economics in the United States to the tune of a $100 billion economic contribution, representing over 30 times that from logging on those forests; and
Whereas our federal public forests absorb rainfall, retard stream runoff, reduce floods, increase slope stability, retain topsoil, and retard soil erosion and siltation into streams, irrigation ditches, and reservoirs; and
Whereas clearcut logging and other types of commercial logging and associated road-building mar the forest's scenic beauty, destroy its wilderness character, degrade its unique ecosystems and habitats, displace and indiscriminately kill its native wildlife, and choke its life-sustaining streams with sand and silt; and
Whereas the commercial logging programs of the US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management are being subsidized at a great loss to the American taxpayer, and therefore unfairly compete against private commercial timberland operations;
We, The Undersigned, Therefore support an end to all commercial logging activities on federal public forests in the United States, to protect our natural heritage for America's families and for our future.

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