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ACTION TIMELINE

January 21, 2009 – After the U.S. Forest Service proposed the Kanc 7 project, a plan to rebuild roads and clearcut a portion of the White Mountain National Forest’s Sandwich 4 roadless area, the Center and the Vermont and New Hampshire chapters of the Sierra Club filed an appeal.

February 17, 2009 – The Forest Service denied an appeal by the Center and allies seeking to halt the Mill Brook project, a proposed timber sale calling for logging in the Kilkenny roadless area in the White Mountain National Forest.

March 5, 2009 – The Forest Service denied our appeal of the Kanc 7 project, slated to log 875 acres on the Sandwich 4 roadless area.

May 21, 2009 – The Forest Service approved its fifth roadless-area timber sale on the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire — the Stevens Brook timber sale, slated to log 157 acres in the South Carr Mountain inventoried roadless area.

May 28, 2009 – The Obama administration issued a new directive requiring that the Forest Service receive approval from the secretary of agriculture for any new road construction or logging within 58 million acres of the remaining inventoried roadless areas in the national forest system.

Photo courtesy of Green Mountain Club