Protect the Tongass National Forest
Known as "America’s Rainforest," the Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska, with its stunning array of plant life and wildlife, is in serious jeopardy.
Contained within the sprawling 17 million acres of the Tongass, is North America's largest intact old-growth forest. But decades of clearcutting by industrial timber operations have decimated large swaths of this one-of-a-kind habitat. And now the U.S. Forest Service is proposing a wholesale harvest of this irreplaceable forest in the largest old-growth timber sale the U.S. has witnessed in decades – selling out our wild places and wildlife to the highest bidder.
This colossal liquidation of the forests on Prince of Wales Island, would destroy thousands of acres of high-quality habitat, and it is wildlife – like black and brown bears, wolves, martens, northern goshawks, moose and five species of Pacific salmon – that will suffer.
Tell the Forest Service you have a clear-cut opinion on their proposal: We should not sell out and sell off the Tongass.