Defenders of Wildlife

Grizzly with Cubs (Photo: USFWS)Stop Walden’s Forest Decimation Bill

The Walden bill paves the way for new harmful logging on thousands of acres of America's pristine national forests. These areas include sensitive habitat for grizzly bears, salmon, and other imperiled wildlife.

Please call now to save our forests. Fill out the form below to get contact information for your Representative.

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Talking Points for Your Call

Below are some talking points you can use during your call. If possible, please ask for the name and position of the staff member you speak with and log your call. This will help us more effectively target Congressional staffers in the future.

  • Representative, please oppose Representative Greg Walden’s Forest Emergency Recovery and Research Act—better known as the Walden bill.
  • The Walden bill disregards species in trouble that inhabit our national forests, such as salmon and grizzly bears, and it eliminates other legal protections for endangered wildlife and the environment in these vulnerable areas.
  • The Walden Bill unreasonably exempts logging operations from current environmental protections after almost any kind of natural forest event, including rain storms, droughts, and windstorms. These events occur every day and throughout the year in our national forests!
  • The Walden Bill disregards recent science that shows that logging after a forest fire kills new seedlings necessary for natural recovery. Such logging also causes hillside erosion that in turn pollutes rivers and destroys fish habitat and may leave behind more fuel for future fires.
  • The Walden Bill allows most of these logging projects to be implemented almost immediately, with no opportunity for public participation. In addition, it allows the Forest Service to wait until AFTER forests are cut before consulting with experts on the effects of the logging on threatened and endangered species.