The Department of Agriculture is adopting this final rule to establish prohibitions on road construction, road reconstruction, and timber harvesting in inventoried roadless areas on National Forest System lands. The intent of this final rule is to provide lasting protection for inventoried roadless areas within the National Forest System in the context of multiple-use management.
U.S. Forest Service. 2001. Special areas; roadless area conservation; final rule. Federal Register 66(9):3244–3273.