Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Save the Tongass National Forest

Tongass is densely forested down to the waters edge with trees that never seem to have suffered from thirst or fire or the axe of the lumberman... – John Muir, Travels in Alaska, 1915

The Tongass is the largest National Forest in the USA. Tongass encompasses 17 million acres of mountains, glaciers, rivers, bogs, forest and fjords. This Alaskan rain forest is the last remnant of temperate rain forest on Earth.

Located in southeast Alaska, The Tongass National Forest is home to wild salmon, grizzly bears, bald eagles and wolves. This pristine area covers millions of acres of lush, ancient forests and healthy watersheds, unmarked by roads or man.

The current administration recently adopted a new management plan for the Tongass that will open 2.3 million acres of this pristine forest to logging, road building and development.

Stop this land grab! Visit the Center for Biological Diversity and take action by June 30!

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