26 January 2012 BREAKING: Obama Administration Proposes New Forest-Planning Rule Posted by: James Navarro | Leave a comment | Share: The Obama administration proposed new rules of the road for national forests today. BREAKING: The Obama administration today proposed a new forest-planning rule that will guide the management of 155 nationals forests and grasslands across the United States. The following is a statement from Jamie Rappaport Clark, president and CEO of Defenders of Wildlife: “The Obama administration’s proposed forest-planning rule offers a laudable new vision for our nation’s forests and grasslands, charting a course to protect and restore our forests, wildlife and water. “The administration deserves credit for the genuine effort that it made to respond to public comments. Although we strongly support this historic shift in direction, we remain concerned about the adequacy of its wildlife conservation provisions and worry that the forest-planning rule makes promises that it can’t fully deliver. “Defenders of Wildlife will be reviewing the rule more closely with an eye on improvements that can be made to ensure stronger protections for wildlife before the rule is finalized in 30 days.” Post Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in Wolf Weekly Wrap Up Fish and Wildlife Service Holds Public Meetings to Determine Fate of Mexican Gray Wolves; Six Mexican Gray Wolves Released in New Mexico; How Do People Form Their Opinions About Wolves? A Field Day with Gopher Tortoises Our Florida staff members spent a field day at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve to learn more about the reproductive and burrowing habits of gopher tortoises. Wolves are even more socially complex than we thought… In order to survive, wolves form cooperative groups known as packs, and these pack members hunt together, rear pups together, and compete against other wolf packs for food and territory.