Groups turn up pressure on roadless forest plan

Associated PressFriday, June 19, 2009

Chris Wood, Trout Unlimited's national chief operating officer, said Idaho's experience shows that a state roadless policy can work. Not all conservation groups support Idaho's plan, Wood said, but it was developed after a lot of collaboration and has broad public support.

"I don't know of any conservation group that supports the Colorado plan," said Wood, an architect of the 2001 roadless rule while with the Forest Service. Read more