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The Tongass National Forest is the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world. Covering over 16 million acres in Southeast Alaska, it is home to thriving populations of deer, bear, and salmon. It’s also the only national forest in the United States that continues to allow clearcutting of old-growth forests, which sequester carbon, provide habitat for fish and wildlife, and support local economies.

The Alaskan Roadless Rule protects over 9 million acres of the Tongass from clearcutting, but it’s under attack. The Trump administration has pressured the Forest Service to call for a full exemption from the Roadless Rule for the Tongass.

Now is the time to tell the Forest Service that we don’t support the short-sighted, politically influenced agenda for the Alaska Roadless Rule.

Please write a comment to the Forest Service today!

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Ross Lockridge, III - December 7, 2019

The Alaskan Roadless Rule protects over 9 million acres of the Tongass from clearcutting, which, in our world where extinctions are heading us into a 6th major extinction, protection of the living world is not paramount. The Roadless Rule in the Tongass is supported by science and scientists. Read E. O. Wilson.

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