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... ]
As the sun burned off the morning fog, things changed suddenly. White had just bitten into a turkey and cheese sandwich when her rod sharply snapped. Her line took off as a large king struggled to free itself from White’s hook.
Military Women Head to Bristol Bay for Project Healing Waters Trip
It’s common these days l to hear about groups of service members or veterans heading off to sport fish on trips sponsored by the non-profit Project Healing Waters and partner organizations, including Trout Unlimited.
A group of Alaska and Pacific Northwest residents – mostly commercial and sport fishermen, along with charter operators and guides, -- are speaking out in Washington, D.C., this week on behalf of wild Alaska salmon from the Tongass National Forest.