Giant sequoias: the largest trees on earth. Bristlecone pines: the oldest living things. Mount Whitney: the tallest peak in the lower 48. These natural wonders are all found in three spectacular national forests—the Sierra, Sequoia and Inyo within California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. And they all have one thing in common: they are protected in wilderness areas.
We now have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to conserve even more of these treasures!
Once every 20 years, forest supervisors have an opportunity to recommend new wilderness areas to Congress. Nearly 1.5 million acres of roadless, undeveloped lands could be designated and protected in California, but unfortunately, forest supervisors plan to recommend only a tiny fraction of those areas as wilderness.
If we don’t act now, these sensitive areas could be destroyed by motorized vehicles and development—including logging and mining. Please ask U.S. Forest Service supervisors to recommend more wilderness areas wihin the Sierra, Sequoia, and Inyo National Forests.
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