Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act
On April 15th, Rep Kevin McCarthy (CA) introduced a bill in the US House of Representatives that will give back some of the lands the BLM and USFS have previously set aside for possible wilderness area designation. After studing these lands, the BLM and USFS have determined some of these lands are not suitable for wilderness designation, but due to various Federal laws, the BLM and USFS have to leave them in their current status.
I am the point person for the Washington Off Highway Vehicle Alliance (WOHVA) for tracking this bill.
I will provide updates as I receive them from Rep McCarthy's office.
In the meanwhile, please take a look at the attached PDF files.
In this era of land closures, this may turn out to be good news!
If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me.