Rahall calls for more wilderness in WV national forest

By Anna Sale

Congressman Nick Rahall introduced a bill in the US House of Representatives yesterday that would designate 47,000 more acres in the Monongahela National Forest as wilderness. A wilderness designation by Congress permanently protects forest areas and restricts activities like mining, timbering, road-building, and mountain-biking. Hiking, hunting and fishing are allowed.  Rahall explains why he introduced the bill.

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