Author

Marian Giannulis

  • Conservation

    Safeguards for America’s largest, fishiest forest

    Roadless Rule restored on 9.3 million acres of the Tongass

    Roadless Rule restored on 9.3 million acres of the Tongass A huge swath of America’s largest and fishiest forest is now safe from industrial clear-cut logging of old growth trees. The U.S. Forest Service announced this week that it is restoring roadless protections on 9.3 million acres of Southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, conserving plentiful…

  • From the field

    Tongass turns to restoration

    Many visitors travel to Alaska to witness the classic scene of bears feeding on salmon. Those who travel to southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest often visit Margaret Creek, a remote salmon stream 22 miles north of Ketchikan. Although, this area is not the pristine wilderness most expect to experience. Margaret Creek is home to sockeye,…

  • Community

    Meet Matt, TU Alaska’s new Southeast Alaska Community Engagement Manager

    Matt Boline is the new Southeast Alaska community engagement manager for Trout Unlimited’s Alaska Program. Matt will spend his time working in communities across Southeast Alaska to engage residents and visitors in conversation and restoration projects.  There is a lot of exciting work happening in southeast, including the Tongass National Forest moving away from old-growth…

  • Community

    Meet Riley, TU Alaska’s new Restoration Biologist 

    As the Tongass National Forest moves away from clear cut logging old-growth forests and instead investing in restoration, recreation, and resiliency, a new workforce is needed. There have been several creative efforts to build workforce capacity, including a restoration workshop that trained Native Alaskan communities in hand tool restoration techniques. Trout Unlimited in pleased to…