Biden Administration to Restore Protections For Alaska’s Tongass National Forest

Biden Administration to Restore Protections For Alaska’s Tongass National Forest

TONGASS NATIONAL FOREST, ALASKA (July 15, 2021)—In an announcement released today, the USDA plans to fully restore environmental protections for the Tongass National Forest as part of a new Southeast Alaska Sustainability Strategy. This inclusive new strategy will end large-scale, old-growth logging on all 16 million acres of the Tongass and instead focus on managing […]

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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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