Search results for “Tongass Priority Water”

Trout Unlimited commends the Forest Service for releasing proposed plan that includes protections for high-value salmon rivers

SalmonForestFinalSm.jpg NEW TU Logo.jpg November 20, 2015 Contact: Austin Williams, Alaska Director of Law and Policy, Trout Unlimited, awilliams@tu.org, 907-227-1590 Mark Kaelke, Southeast Alaska Project Director, Trout Unlimited, mkaelke@tu.org, 907-321-4464 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Trout Unlimited commends the Forest Service for releasing proposed plan that includes protections for high-value salmon rivers Sportsmen and business owners encourage…

High-value salmon rivers receive new protections in Tongass National Forest Plan, amid ongoing threats in Congress

June 30, 2016 Contact: Austin Williams, Alaska Director of Law and Policy, Trout Unlimited awilliams@tu.org or 907-227-1590 Mark Kaelke, Southeast Alaska Project Director, Trout Unlimited mkaelke@tu.org, 907-321-4464 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE High-value salmon rivers receive new protections in Tongass National Forest Plan, amid ongoing threats in Congress Sportsmen and businesses applaud shifting priorities in countrys largest…

Fisherman to Forest Service: Grow Jobs, Protect Fish in

Contact:Paula Dobbyn, Trout Unlimited, Alaska Program – (907) 230-1513, pdobbyn@tu.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Fishermen to Forest Service: Grow Jobs, Protect Fish in America’s Salmon Forest Group Asks Obama Administration, Congress to Strengthen Conservation and Restoration of Salmon and Trout Watersheds in Tongass National Forest Juneau, A.K. A group of Alaska commercial fishermen, anglers, guides, naturalists…

Thousands of Southeast Alaskans support protections for high-value salmon waters in Tongass National Forest

February 23, 2016 Contact: Mark Kaelke, Southeast Alaska Project Director, Trout Unlimited, mkaelke@tu.org, (907) 321-4464 Austin Williams, Alaska Director of Law and Policy, Trout Unlimited, awilliams@tu.org, (907) 227-1590 Keegan McCarthy, Coastal Alaska Adventures/Custom Alaska Cruises, (907) 723-3006 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thousands of Southeast Alaskans support protections for high-value salmon waters in Tongass National Forest Sportsmen…

USDA Moves Toward Ceasing Large-Scale Old-Growth Logging in Alaska's Tongass

Contact: Tim Bristol, Director, Trout Unlimited, Alaska Program, at tbristol@tu.org or (907) 321-3291 For immediate release USDA Moves Toward Ceasing Large-Scale Old-Growth Logging in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest But Forgets about the Fish Forest Service Should Rapidly Move to Manage the Tongass for its Billion Dollar Fishing Industry JUNEAU, ALASKA In response to an announcement…

Fishermen and Tour Operators Press Congress to Protect Tongass Salmon and Trout Watersheds

Contact:Paula Dobbyn, Trout Unlimited, Alaska Program, Director of Communications, pdobbyn@tu.org, or (907) 230-1513Austin Williams, Trout Unlimited, Alaska Forest Program Manager, awilliams@tu.org, or (907) 227-1590 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Fishermen and Tour Operators Press Congress to Protect Tongass Salmon and Trout Watersheds The Tongass 77 Proposal Would Help Guarantee a Self-Sustaining, Economic Engine Juneau, Alaska A delegation…

Helping trout and helping America

Published in From the President
A small trout stream in Yellowstone National Park.

Trout Unlimited works with whoever is at the controls of the White House, agency, House, Senate, or committee leadership. Demonstrating the point: our tireless advocacy efforts helped persuade the last administration to deny a key permit for the Pebble Mine in Alaska and to sign the Great American Outdoors Act into law

Public lands: A compromise in jeopardy

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As the Forest Service revises the Roadless Rule, the future of one of the last untouched rainforests hangs in balance By Christine Peterson Like much of Alaska, the Tongass National Forest operates in extremes. It’s the largest, intact temperate rainforest in the world. It produces more wild salmon than all other national forests combined, and…

Tongass transition out of old-growth logging stalled

Tongass transition out of old-growth logging stalled New report finds Forest Service continued focus on timber shortchanges Southeast Alaskas growth industries: fishing and tourism JUNEAU, Alaska — A new report finds the U.S. Forest Services four-year-old pledge to end old-growth logging and to support key economic sectors in Alaskas Tongass National Forest has stalled. Headwaters…

30 Great Places: Tongass

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Region: AlaskaActivities: FishingSpecies: Chum, Chinook, Sockeye, Pink and Coho salmon; Dolly Varden; Steelhead; Coastal cutthroat trout; Rainbow trout Where: The Tongass encompasses 17 million acres of public land, spread across much of Southeast Alaska. It’s a wonderland of hulking hemlock, spruce and cedar western hemlock, Sitka spruce, western red cedar and yellow cedar trees, dotted…

Why Roadless matters on the Tongass

Published in Conservation, TROUT Magazine

The Forest Service is reconsidering the national Roadless Rule on our largest national forest in Southeast Alaska, the Tongass. The Tongass is America’s salmon forest and one of the few places in the world where wild salmon and trout still thrive.

Recreation, fish businesses put at risk in potential Roadless Rule changes in Tongass, Chugach National Forests

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 2, 2018 Contact: Austin Williams, Trout Unlimited, 907-227-1590, awilliams@tu.org Recreation, fish businesses put at risk in potential Roadless Rule changes in Tongass, Chugach National Forests Recreational business owners, anglers react to renewed effort by state to increase industrial development, access to old-growth stands for logging in Alaska national forests JUNEAU, AK…

The Chugach National Forest caught up in roadless mess

Published in Advocacy

Although Alaska Governor Dunleavy’s main target is the Tongass National Forest, where he hopes to revitalize and greatly expand the outdated practice of industrial clear-cut logging of old-growth forest, the Chugach National Forest is also now caught in the crosshairs. (Take action today!)

The Amazon forest isn’t the only one in peril

Editor’s note: This first appeared in the Los Angeles Times. By Mike Dombeck and Chris Wood In the faraway Amazon, politics and commercial exploitation are fueling fires that threaten the world’s largest tropical rainforest. Closer to home, in Alaska, the Tongass National Forest, which represents the largest intact temperate rainforest, is facing a serious threat…

Trout Unlimited Calls for More Protections for Salmon, Steelhead and Trout in Tongass Plan Revision

1/12/2007 Trout Unlimited Calls for More Protections for Salmon, Steelhead and Trout in Tongass Plan Revision Jan. 12, 2007 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tim Bristol at 907-321-3291 or Tbristol@tu.org Trout Unlimited Calls for More Protections for Salmon, Steelhead and Trout in Tongass Plan Revision Trout Unlimited, North Americas largest cold water fisheries conservation organization today…

Roadless redux? Really?

Published in Conservation

Photo by John Schoen By Chris Wood The state of Alaska’s recent proposal to re-open the roadless debate brought back memories. Mike was flossing his teeth when I entered his office. “I’m sorry. I’m running late for the dentist.” It was 1998, and Mike Dombeck, the chief of the U.S. Forest Service, had proposed a…