THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION PROPOSED TO SELL OFF 200,000 ACRES OF PUBLIC LAND:
Shockingly, more than a third of California's acreage would come from the Klamath National Forest.
This plan calls for halving the amount of money going to rural communities under the County Payments program, and re-linking the money to logging on public lands. The Bush proposal calls for selling off approximately $800 million worth of America's forestlands-lands that were set aside as a legacy for our children and grandchildren.
Please take a few moments to write or email your Senators and tell them that you oppose the Bush administration's cynical plan which will destroy the County Payments program, create more conflict in rural communities over logging and sell off America's public lands. Also please write letters to the editors in your local area about this tragic selling of our National Heritage.
In Oregon and California, write to:
Senator Ron Wyden
230 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Senator Dianne Feinstein
One Post Street, Suite 2450
San Francisco, CA 94104
Senator Barbara Boxer
1700 Montgomery Street, Suite 240
San Francisco, CA 94111