The Roadless Areas Conservation Rule was introduced by President Clinton in 2001, designating nearly 60 million acres in national forests as off limits to road building, most logging, and other development requiring roads. The intent was to provide lasting protection to these assessed roadless areas of the National Forest System.
Next time you go for a hike, why not explore a Roadless Area and create your own connection with these treasured spaces; it is easy to see why they should be protected!
Below is a list of maps outlining the Roadless Areas in each state. Click on your state to find one near you! And be sure to join the Roadless Areas of the United States group here on Sierra Club Trails so you can share in words and stories what you discover in your adventures.
>>>Click here to join (or return to) the Roadless Areas of the United States group here on Trails.
(Note: Clicking on a state will open a PDF map in a new window.)