Sen. Lisa Murkowski lambasted the head the U.S. Forest Service, Tom Tidwell, recently during an oversight hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Her chief complaint, as usual, is what she perceives as a lack of old-growth logging in the Tongass National Forest, Alaska’s 17-... [ READ MORE... ]
Coho, pink and chum salmon, steelhead and cutthroat trout, and Dolly Varden char are benefiting from a recently completed restoration project on the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska. Sitka black-tailed deer, wolves and black bears also stand to gain from habitat improvements in a... [ READ MORE... ]
Alaskans turned out in force this week at three public forums in Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula to voice strong opposition to proposed legislation that would weaken the public’s ability to have a say in how our salmon rivers are managed.
Hundreds of people attended the meetings in Soldotna,... [ READ MORE... ]
By: Dave Atcheson
In a time when the state of Alaska is considering a number of projects that many see as a war on salmon and fishing, along comes a bill in the Alaska Legislature that continues the assault.
Being pushed by the governor as a way to streamline the permitting process, this bill... [ READ MORE... ]
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Chris Wood, president and CEO of Trout Unlimited, delivers the annual State of TU presentation to members during September's annual meeting in Madison, Wisc.
It’s hard not to be frustrated with the Forest Service. If this bloated federal bureaucracy isn’t wasting taxpayer dollars on money-losing timber sales in Southeast Alaska, its officials are whining about how costly public-use cabins are to maintain in the Tongass National Forest. Or as the case... [ READ MORE... ]
There’s reason to celebrate if you love to fish Southeast Alaska and understand the value of healthy wild salmon runs. There’s also reason to worry. Let’s start with the good news.
Southeast Alaska—home of the Tongass National Forest—recently wrapped up a record salmon fishing season. According to... [ READ MORE... ]
The Tongass National Forest is in the news again. The federal agency that manages the 17-million-acre rainforest in Southeast Alaska says that it will revise the Tongass land management plan, the document that governs activities including logging, road-building, mining, habitat restoration, and... [ READ MORE... ]
Unprecedented Support against Pebble Mine
Wow! What a great a great week. On Monday, the same day that the EPA comment data regarding the agency's watershed assessment was released to great aplomb, Anglo American a 50 percent shareholder in the Pebble Limited Partnership announced they were... [ READ MORE... ]
Trout Unlimited welcomes a decision by the U.S. Forest Service to protect sensitive fish habitat in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest while allowing for the expansion of a silver mine that is an important regional employer.
Tongass National Forest Supervisor Forrest Cole issued a decision on Friday... [ READ MORE... ]