Tongass National Forest Targeted!
ACTION ALERT From the Great Old Broads for Wilderness
The Tongass National Forest’s Road to Ruin
Time to say, “Hell No!”
In October, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture issued their preferred alternative on the Draft Alaska-Specific Roadless Rule: a full exemption of the Rule, which removes protections for 9.3 million roadless acres on Alaska’s Tongass National Forest.
This action opens pristine roadless areas of our largest national forest (an old-growth temperate rain forest) to logging and road development.
Not only does this threaten habitat for wildlife including grizzly bears, moose, and salmon, it also sets a bad precedent that could open up roadless areas in wild forests across the nation.
The Tongass forest’s role in the global carbon cycle is significant—storing more carbon than any forest in the nation. It is the most productive carbon-trapping forest on Earth.
Defend the Tongass!
Please submit a comment to the U.S. Forest Service urging that they take the “No Action Alternative” on the proposed Alaska Roadless Rule to keep Roadless Rule protections intact for the Tongass National Forest.
Comment by 12/16/19
USFS Online Comment Form
(Scroll down to see form; comment as an individual so comments are not lumped together.)
Comment by Mail
USDA Forest Service
Attn: Alaska Roadless Rule
P.O. Box 21628
Juneau, Alaska, 99802
Online Letter Portal
(please personalize to make your comments count!)
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