Roadless areas near you

Roadless areas near you
April 1, 2000

Nearly every state in the nation has areas that would be made off-limits for road construction or maintenance if the Clinton-Gore administration's "roadless areas" proposal is put into affect.

Connecticut--whose Rep. Chris Shays told Environment & Climate News he wished 60 percent of his state were federally owned (only about 2 percent is now)--is one of only 10 states not affected by the roadless program.

It should be noted that this list could expand as the definitions of "road" and "roadless area" change.

State Acres Roadless areas
Alabama 50,265 Bankead, Conecuh, Talladega, Tuskegee
Alaska 14,788,904 Chugach, Tongass
Arizona 1,833,941 Apache-Sitgreaves, Coconino, Coronado, Kaibab, Prescott, Tonto
Arkansas 164,573 Ouachita, Ozark-St. Francis
California 4,193,000 Angeles, Cleveland, Eldorado, Inyo, Klamath, Lake Tahoe Basin, Lassen, Los Padres, Mendocino, Modoc, Plumas, San Bernardino, Sequoia, Shasta-Trinity, Sierra, Six Rivers, Stanislaus, Tahoe
Colorado 5,481,011 Arapaho and Roosevelt, Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison, Pike and San Isabel, Rio Grande, Routt, San Juan, White River
Florida 82,227 Apalachicola, Ocala, Osceola
Georgia 174,153 Chattahoochee and Oconee
Idaho 9,449,400 Boise, Caribou, Challis, Clearwater, Idaho Panhandle, Nez Perce, Payette, Salmon, Sawtooth, Targhee
Illinois 49,193 Shawnee, Midewin Prairie
Indiana 7,088 Hoosier
Kentucky 6,049 Daniel Boone
Louisiana 8,616 Kisatchie
Michigan 168,368 Hiawalha, Huron-Manistee, Ottawa
Minnesota 79,845 Chippewa, Superior
Mississippi 11,778 Bienville, Delta, Desoto, Holly Springs, Homochitto, Tombigbee
Missouri 103,820 Mark Twain
Montana 6,031,635 Beaverhead/Deerlodge, Bitterroot, Custer, Flathead, Gallitin, Helena, Kootenal, Lewis and Clark, Lolo
Nebraska 48,676 Nebraska
Nevada 3,126,299 Humboldt, Toiyabe
New Hampshire and Maine 337,400 White Mountain
New Mexico 2,571,983 Carson, Cibola, Gila, Lincoln, Santa Fe
North Carolina 139,558 Croatan, Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie
Ohio 18,384 Wayne
Oregon 2,081,010 Deschutes, Fremont, Malheur, Mt. Hood, Ochoco, Rogue River, Siskiyou, Siuslaw, Umatilla, Umpqua, Wallowa-Whitman, Willamette, Winema
Pennsylvania 30,735 Allegheny
Puerto Rico & Virgin Islands 18,030  
South Carolina 31,725 Francis Marion, Sumter
South Dakota 49,200 Black Hills
Tennessee 100,326 Cherokee
Texas 98,894 Caddo, Angelina, Davy Crockett, Sabine, San Houston
Utah 3,758,581 Ashley, Dixie, Fishlake, Manti-La Sal, Uinta, Wasatch-Cache
Vermont 34,985 Green Mountain, Finger Lakes
Virginia 367,455 George Washington, Jefferson
Washington 1,890,046 Colville, Gifford Pinchot, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie, Okanogan, Olympic, Wenatchee
West Virginia 223,473 Monongahela
Wisconsin 74,043 Chequamegon-Nicolet
Wyoming 2,667,852 Bridger-Teton, Big Horn, Medicine Bow, Shoshone
Total 60,352,521  
Source: Associated Press