Alaskan tribes, activists and businesses sue to save America’s biggest national forest

Alaskan tribes, activists and businesses sue to save America’s biggest national forest

A coalition of Alaskan native tribes, conservation groups and small businesses have filed a lawsuit in an effort to save America’s largest national forest by overturning one of the Trump administration’s most contentious environmental rollbacks. Protection for the Tongass national forest in Alaska, one of the world’s last intact temperate rainforests, which plays a crucial […]

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Petition: Tell Congress to Restore Protections for Tongass National Forest

Petition: Tell Congress to Restore Protections for Tongass National Forest

It’s no secret that the Trump administration wasn’t kind to the environment. During his time as president, Trump has reversed 100 environmental rules, suspended the enforcement of environmental regulations during coronavirus, and opened up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. Even though he doesn’t have much time left in office, Trump is still […]

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Forest Service Remove Roadless Protections for Tongass National Forest

Petition: Trump Administration Removes Roadless Protections for Tongass National Forest

TONGASS NATIONAL FOREST, ALASKA — “The Roadless Rule was one of the best protections for a climate resilient forest ecosystem—important for birds, fish, and people, now and into the future,” said Natalie Dawson, executive director, Audubon Alaska. “Removing these protections is shortsighted and irresponsible. And the entire process was done without consultation with local Tribes […]

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Michigan poacher who killed 18 wolves, bald eagles loses hunting license for life

Michigan poacher who killed 18 wolves, bald eagles loses hunting license for life

CHIPPEWA COUNTY, MI – A Michigan man will lose his hunting license for life after he pleaded guilty to numerous wildlife crimes, including poaching 18 gray wolves. Kurt Johnston Duncan, 56, of Pickford was sentenced Tuesday under a plea agreement before Chippewa County District Court Judge Eric Blubaugh. The lifetime ban also prohibits Duncan from […]

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Michigan man charged with 125 wildlife crimes allegedly killed wolves, bald eagles

Michigan man charged with 125 wildlife crimes allegedly killed wolves, bald eagles

CHIPPEWA COUNTY, MI – A Michigan man has been charged with 125 wildlife crimes following a months-long investigation by the Department of Natural Resources. Kurt Johnston Duncan, 56, of Pickford was arraigned ­in Chippewa County’s 91st District Court on Wednesday on numerous charges, including illegally harvesting 18 wolves over the past 18 months. He is […]

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