The best fish and game habitat in the West is found on land that hasn’t been developed or degraded by human activity. Broadly classified as “roadless
” areas, these large backcountry tracts remain the best places for anglers and hunters to visit in hopes of bagging a trophy bull elk or tangling with native cutthroat or bull trout.
Unfortunately, industrial development interests and others who don’t understand the intrinsic value of wild places are working to reduce the amount of protection given these lands under the 2001 Roadless Rule. Recent efforts by the SCP have been successful in protecting millions of acres of public land under state and federal rules, but uncertainty remains.
We believe the best solution is codified protection of these high-value lands, written into Congressional legislation and signed into law by the president.
Current SCP Backcountry focus: