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Stop the National Forest Land Sales

Friday, March 30, 2007


Write, email, phone or fax. Suggested ideas are:

  • National Forest lands are a heritage we should protect for our children. We should not sell them for a short term fix to a larger budget problem.
  • We should be protecting and saving our public lands, no matter what size because open space is becoming more scarce. These lands provide wildlife habitat, watershed protection and recreation opportunities.
  • Mention something personal about why you value our National Forests and want them all protected.

We need to get comments to the US Forest Service and to legislators. The Bush administration is telling the US Forest Service to sell these lands, but the Congress will need to approve the plan.

Please send your letters to the Forest Service at the following address:
USDA Forest Service
SRS Comments, Lands 4S
1400 Independence Ave, SW
Mailstop 1124
Washington DC 20250-0003

You can email the Forest Service at: SRS_Land_Sales@fs.fed.us
You may fax your comments to (202) 205-1604

The Forest Service comment deadline is March 30. But it is OK to contact them after that. The agency has been requested to extend the deadline.

It is also very important to contact your Representative and Senators. Their contact information is:

Senator Bond
274 Russell Senate Office Bldg
Washington DC 20510
phone 202 224 5721

Senator Talent
493 Russell Senate office Bldg
Washington DC 20510
phone (202) 224 6154

Representative local offices are:

Representative Blunt
2740 B E. Sunshine
Springfield MO 65804
phone 417 889 1800

Representative Clay
625 North Euclid Street, Suite #326
St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: (314) 367-1970

Representative Cleaver
400 E. 9th St. Suite 9350
Kansas City, MO 64106
phone 816-842-4545

Representative Carnahan
8764 Manchester Road, Suite 203
St. Louis, MO 63144
Phone: (314) 962-1523

Representative Emerson
The Federal Building
339 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
phone (573) 335 0101

Representative Hulsof
33 E. Broadway Ste 280
Columbia MO 65203
phone (573) 449 5111

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