Among the many battles over public lands happening today, the Tongass is also facing serious legislative threats. You can help by picking up the phone to call Senator Lisa Murkowski.
For birds, wildlife, and salmon, there's nothing quite like big, old Tongass trees. But
of the large-tree old growth has been clearcut over decades of timber operations in Southeast Alaska. The new 2016 forest plan calls for a transition away from old-growth clearcutting, but Senator Murkowski
to repeal the new plan.
1. Call Senator Lisa Murkowski
2. Tell the Senator: Please do not repeal the 2016 Tongass Land Management Plan.
"Hello, my name is ___ and I live in ___ Alaska. I ask the Senator to NOT repeal the 2016 Tongass Land Management Plan. We have to stop clearcutting old-growth on the Tongass. Southeast Alaska's fishing and tourism economies need big, old trees as habitat for wildlife and salmon. The new land management plan helps move the Tongass away from clearcutting old-growth. Repealing the plan would be a big step backwards."
3. Telephone tree for the trees: Ask a friend in Alaska to call too!