To unsubscribe from the list, send email to audubon-news-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. > MARCH AUDUBON SPECIAL ISSUE FOCUSES ON NUMEROUS > THREATS FACING THE NORTH AMERICAN FOREST > > Breathtaking Photo Spreads Illuminate Forests Cover Story > > New York, NY, February 21, 2003 - Under the Clinton administration> '> s > Roadless Rule - created to set aside 58.5 million acres of pristine > wilderness - the beauty and bounty of America> '> s forests are protected by > federal law from any type of development. However, if the Bush > administration gets its way, timber sales, road building, and energy > development will soon become the order of the day in dozens of roadless areas. > > The March edition of Audubon www.audubon.org <http://www.audubon.org> > features a special report on the dangers that industrialization poses for > these natural treasures. Roads to Ruin, by Ted Kerasote, highlights five of > these protected forests - from oak and maple woodlands in Illinois to > old-growth in Washington - that are in imminent danger of being spoiled in > the interest of industry. With photographs by Kim Hubbard, Brian Smale, > Keoki Flagg, Michael Lundgren, and Paul Elledge. > > Over 200 years ago when Louis and Clark ventured through the lands that are > now Idaho> '> s Clearwater National Forest, much of the area was untouched by > civilization. Today, there are parts of the park that look much as they did > during the duo> '> s 8,000-mile trek from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean. But > now Clearwater> '> s ancient trees and abundant wildlife are both in > jeopardy. In A Place Time Forgot, by Sue Halpern, we are shown this > magnificent landscape that is in danger of disappearing under the pressure of > the timber industry. Included is Keeping the Legacy Alive, by Sydney Horton, > a special fold-out section highlighting the current state of the species> '> > Louis and Clark chronicled > "> discovering> "> throughout their journey. > With photographs by Andy Anderson and illustrations by Jack Molloy and John > James Audubon. > > 5 Days, 5 Nights, 3000 Miles and 10 Hours of Sleep, but Who> '> s Counting? - > Each spring, along the 500-mile Gulf Coast of Texas, teams of die-hard > birders battle for five days straight to see who can spot the most bird > species in the Great Texas Birding Classic. Dan Koeppel chronicles these five > days with four teams as they compete in what has become the Ironman of > Birding marathons. With photographs by Chip Simons. > > Traffic Jam - In Indonesia, an illegal animal trade packs local markets with > wildlife and peddles it abroad. Through this remarkable photo essay, Andrew > Kaufman illustrates the plight of these animals. Jennifer Bogo accompanies > the essay with information on how you can do your part to help stop poachers > and keep these animals where they belong - in the wild. > > # # # > > > --------------------------------- > Kristy A. Wright > Media Representative > > National Audubon Society > 700 Broadway > New York, NY 10003 > 212.979.3027 > www.audubon.org > You are subscribed to Audubon-News. To unsubscribe, send email to audubon-news-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field. To adjust other settings (vacation, digest, etc.) please visit, //www.freelists.org/list/audubon-news.