November 4, 1999

Idaho's Roadless Areas

On October 13, President Clinton announced a sweeping policy that will affect more than 40 million acres of land across the country, 8 million acres in Idaho alone. Marcia Franklin and guests will talk about the potential effects of such a policy on Idaho, which contains 20% of the roadless area in the lower 48 states. Conservationists are applauding the decision, while forest industry groups say it will create a forest health hazard. Recreation groups are also concerned about access issues.