The Battle for the Tongass

Sprawling across 16.7 million acres of southeastern Alaska, the Tongass National Forest has been described as the “crown jewel” of America’s National Forest system. The largest of the country’s national forests, this spectacular landscape is home to some of the last surviving old-growth temperate rainforest on the continent, as well as numerous species of rare and imperiled wildlife. The Washington Post reports that President Trump has instructed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to open it up to industrial-scale logging. Read more ›