The Gila is a national treasure with 3.3 million acres of forested hills, mountains and grasslands. This remarkable forest hosts 13 wildlife species protected under the Endangered Species Act, including the critically imperiled Mexican gray wolf.
But under the Trump administration, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) could soon sacrifice this forest to the logging and livestock industries. They’ll soon decide if the management of these protected lands will put private profit over wildlife and clean water.
The USFS is drafting a management plan for the Forest that will determine its future. This plan will serve as the blueprint for how the Forest will protect wildlife and habitat from threats like logging and overgrazing of livestock for the next 15 or more years.
Comments are due by April 15th — we need to act quickly to protect the wildlife that call the Gila National Forest home!
Add your name below to ensure the Gila National Forest management plan puts wildlife first!
*Defenders will submit your name, city, state and comment. All comments become part of the public record.
Dear Supervisor Mendonca,
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]