"Today I joined over 360 nationally recognized scientists who have signed a letter that not only commends EPA for its work on the Watershed Assessment, but also urges EPA to use its authority under the Clean Water Act to protect Bristol Bay."
Tongass recreational cabins offer opportunities for both residents and visitors to experience the beauty and solitude of America’s largest national forest and are a great base of operations for hiking, hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing and other outdoor activities.
Silencing Alaskans Act: An Invitation for Abuse of Power
The bill invests far too much power in the commissioner of natural resources to allow developers a free hand on state lands without public notice of knowledge.
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.
Tongass Salmon, Alaska Fishermen Featured at Stanford University
“It was a great opportunity for us to spread the word far and wide about how amazing the Tongass National Forest is as far as salmon production and to get the students and the faculty at Stanford really excited about the fish and about what they can do to help sustain the forest habitat that makes [ READ MORE... ]
Forest Service to Close Public Cabins in Alaska's Tongass
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... ]
New Canadian Mine Project Threatens Alaska Fishing and Tourism
In northern British Columbia, a mining frenzy is underway that could threaten Southeast Alaska fisheries and tourism jobs. Southeast is home to the Tongass National Forest, a 17-million-acre rain forest that produces tens of millions of wild salmon every year. Spurred by weakened environmental [ READ MORE... ]
Forest Service to Revise Plan for Alaska's Tongass
The federal agency that manages Alaska's 17-million-acre Tongass rainforest says it will revise its management plan for the nation's top salmon-producing national forest. But by the sound of it, the Forest Service still remains stuck on promoting old-growth logging rather than investing in the [ READ MORE... ]
Alaska Silver Mine Gets Green Light to Expand Without Disturbing Existing Fish Habitat
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... ]
Record year for wild salmon shows need to prioritize
2013 is turning out to be a banner year for salmon in Southeast Alaska. This year’s staggering salmon returns are a reminder the Tongass is the country’s preeminent salmon forest. As Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell tours Southeast Alaska this week, I urge him to do all he can to ensure the nation [ READ MORE... ]