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Once you go down the path of development, it’s not easy to go back. And once you contaminate water or the soil, it’s not something you can easily undo. That’s a huge reason to keep these lands protected. ⁣ ⁣I recently had the opportunity to lend my voice to the @wildernesssociety #SaveRoadless campaign. You may not know it but roadless areas make up a third of all national forest lands. In Utah alone, roadless areas are home to 1.2 million miles of backcountry ski terrain, 1,300 climbing routes and 1,100 miles of hiking trails. Roadless areas belong to everyone.⁣⁣That’s why we should all be concerned when one is in jeopardy. The Trump administration is proposing to remove protections from the largest roadless area: the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska. It’s the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world. Some refer to it as America’s Amazon. These old-growth trees are champions of absorbing harmful, climate-warming carbon emissions.⁣⁣#ProtectTheTongass by speaking up for roadless areas via the link below or in my profile:⁣⁣@u.s.forestservice @conservationalliance

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