In most of the country the Roadless Rule, which protected the country's last undeveloped, roadless national forestlands, is again the law of the land after a decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. A Vancouver Columbian Editorial demonstrates their support:
"Proud and rational Northwesterners of all political stripes share the love of the unspoiled outdoors. And all of them should rejoice at a recent federal appeals court decision in San Francisco that protects about 58 million acres of roadless areas in national forests in 38 states. A three-judge panel on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a misnamed "Roadless Rule" implemented by the Bush administration in 2005. Instead, most provisions of a 2001 declaration in the final days of the Clinton administration were restored."