Tag: Tongass National Forest
The “lungs of North America,” the Tongass National Forest is the Earth’s largest intact temperate rainforest. Protecting it means protecting the entire planet.
"As our nation's largest national forest and the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world, the Tongass National Forest is key to conserving biodiversity and addressing the climate crisis."
While the Trump administration tried to open 9.2 million acres of the forest to logging and roadbuilding, the USDA's proposal will effectively reinstate the protections for Tongass National Forest.
“The Tongass is not only one of the few truly wild places left on the planet, it is vital to our path forward as we deal with climate change,” said the Alaska-based group SalmonState.
“Trump’s reckless plan to clearcut old-growth trees in the Tongass will irreversibly damage our climate, kill wildlife, and devastate Southeast Alaska communities.”
“This is a huge win for wildlife, climate, and all people’s voices on the most biologically diverse and vulnerable island on the Tongass National Forest.”
As the Amazon rainforest burns, President Donald Trump is opening a rainforest right here in the United States corporate interests.