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    By Juliet Eilperin - With little fanfare, Congress has embarked on a push to protect as many as a dozen pristine areas this year in places ranging from the glacier-fed streams of the Wild Sky Wilderness here to West Virginia's Monongahela National Forest. By the end of the year, conservation experts predict, this drive could place as much as 2 million acres of unspoiled land under federal control, a total that rivals the wilderness acreage set aside by Congress over the previous five years.
    A confluence of factors is driving this wilderness renaissance: the shift in Congress from Republican to Democratic control; environmentalists' decision to take a more pragmatic approach in which they enlist local support for their proposals by making concessions to opposing interests; and some communities' recognition that intact ecosystems can often offer a greater economic payoff than extractive industries.


    The rest of the story...http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25181901
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    I'm feeling sick to my stomach. No new Wilderness!! :mad:
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    • #3
      I feel like throwing in the towel. I guess I wait and see what happens come the November election.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Roger View Post
        I feel like throwing in the towel. I guess I wait and see what happens come the November election.
        Roger,
        Don't throw in the towel, we're just starting to hit our stride. We can do this...:thumbs_up
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        • #5
          Expired! Nice....

          "The page you are seeking has expired and is no longer available at MSNBC.com." That's tactical.

          New Link:

          http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...061502137.html

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          Last edited by Max7; 06-18-08, 10:28 AM.
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          • #6
            Wilderness areas are a good thing, as long as we can access them in our 4x4s during hunting season.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by hondatom View Post
              Wilderness areas are a good thing, as long as we can access them in our 4x4s during hunting season.
              Designated Wilderness areas Do Not Allow Any Motorized or Mechanical Vehicles At Any Time. Ever. So you can hunt that Elk, but you will have to drag him out by hand.

              Best, Max7
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              • #8
                that's right, you can't even "mountain bike" in those areas! I thought that in true wilderness areas they even demolish any sign of the past human habitation and get rid of all the roads, hence the "roadless area" thing.

                The only thing they haven't been able to do yet is change the history books concerning those areas..

                oh, wait... nevermind.
                :gun: my rifle is not illegal, it's just undocumented... :gun:

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