To: Andrea Jones, District Ranger for the Conejos Peak Ranger District of the Rio Grande National Forest
NO SALVAGE LOGGING IN HIGH QUALITY LYNX HABITAT!
Canada lynx were reintroduced in Colorado nearly two decades ago, and very quickly, lynx spread throughout the state to occupy their previously lost historic range. Part of this historic range in Colorado is the Rio Grande National Forest, which researchers describe as “some of the most important lynx habitat in Colorado.” Now, however, the Rio Grande National Forest plans to salvage log 17,000 acres of this area in response to spruce beetle outbreak. But recent science from the Forest Service itself suggests that Canada lynx still use much of the areas affected by spruce beetles, and that these areas still function as lynx habitat. Help send a message to the U.S. Forest Service that it needs to abide by the best available science and think twice before logging Colorado’s most important lynx habitat.
Why is this important?
The Western Environmental Law Center is a nonprofit, public-interest environmental law firm. Our expert attorneys are ready to use the full power of the law to stop salvage logging in high quality lynx habitat. WELC will be submitting all signatures and comments below to Andrea Jones, District Ranger for the Conejos Peak Ranger District of the Rio Grande National Forest on November 30, 2017.