Let's stop Zinke's bid to shoot down protections for public lands, wildlife!

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The U.S. Senate is now considering Donald Trump's nominees for his cabinet. For Secretary of the Interior he has tapped freshman Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT), who has an abysmal rating of three percent (out of a possible 100 percent) from the national League of Conservation Voters for his lifetime voting record on environmental issues!

If approved, Rep. Zinke would be in charge of a department that oversees management of more than 500 million acres of our federal public lands, including vast forest resources in the national parks, in the national wildlife refuge system, and on other agency lands.

Take action today! Speak up forcefully against the ratification of Ryan Zinke as interior secretary!

Ryan Zinke is opposed to the mission of the very department he has been nominated to lead. Even as millions of trees in this country are dying from the direct and indirect effects of global warming Zinke has refused to acknowledge that climate change is caused by fossil fuel emissions and he has voted to scrap environmental safeguards related to logging on the national forests.

Vast landscapes clearcut in Montana

Zinke's cynically named "Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015," was one of several schemes he promoted to turn management of U.S. public lands over to industry-dominated panels, which among other things would certainly have pushed logging up to unsustainable levels.

Donate today to help Forests Forever stop Zinke's nomination to Secretary of the Interior!

He has repeatedly attacked the Endangered Species Act and sought to weaken its protections for wildlife.

America's interior secretary must be a strong defender of our nation's wilderness areas, parks, forests, refuges and grasslands. Clearly Rep. Ryan Zinke is the wrong person for this job!

Forests Forever opposes his nomination for interior secretary. Time is short: Take action now if you agree!

Take Action to protect California's forests now!
For the forests,

Paul Hughes
Executive Director
Forests Forever


  • Study in detail Rep. Zinke's national League of Conservation Voters record here.
  • Read about the U.S. Department of the Interior here.
  • An organization chart here shows the agencies that fall within Interior.
  • And here's a map that makes it clear why in the western United States the Interior Secretary is among the most influential cabinet posts.
  • Click here to print out for distribution a two-page flyer on the Zinke nomination

Forests Forever:
Their Ecology, Restoration, and Protection
John J. Berger

from Forests Forever Foundation
and the Center for American Places