Roadless Rule Restored to Tongass
Praise from SE Alaska Conservation Council
The National Roadless Rule has been restored to the Tongass National Forest, per press release from Southeast Alaska Conservation Council. Read more at seacc.org/roadless-decision.
“The Biden administration has finalized the Roadless Rule on the Tongass! This is thanks to years of hard work by Tribes, small businesses, conservation groups, and Tongass supporters like yourself!” – SEACC’s Maranda Hamme
“We are thrilled and relieved to know the Tongass’ remaining unroaded areas will remain intact vibrant forests for generations to come. Our fisheries depend on healthy habitat, and with climate change driving ocean warming, protecting habitat is increasingly important to the fish, the fisheries, and the coastal fishing communities. This is welcome news!” – Linda Behnken, of ALFA & ASFT.
Ed. note: pictured below is Mandela van Eeden, of the “National Wildlife Federation Outdoors,” speaking in February about the importance of the Tongass National Forest (as habitat to more than 500 species) and the importance of the Roadless Rule in preserving that habitat.