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Tongass National Forest

Ketchikan's Kitschy, But Misty Is a Must: Cruising Alaska's Inside Passage on the Looney Front, Part 2

Mike Arkus | Posted 07.20.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

There's hardly a cloud in the sky, the fjords are bathed in glorious sunlight belying their name, and the panoramas that are usually shrouded in clouds and rain are superb.

Environmental Groups Challenge Tongass Timber Sale, Seek Injunction

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.27.2015 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

Environmental groups announced Thursday that they were appealing the Big Thorne timber sale, the U.S. Forest Service's biggest Tongass National Forest sale in years. The agency said it was disappointed that the sale it had spent years preparing was again being challenged.

For America's Last Frontier, 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act a Chance to Celebrate Wild Alaska

Cindy Shogan | Posted 11.04.2014 | Green
Cindy Shogan

The same tug-of-war between development and preservation that led to the passage of the Wilderness Act exists to this day. Every generation of Americans faces moments when we must choose between the pressures of the now and the hopes for the future.

A New Idea to Protect Wild Salmon

Carl Safina | Posted 08.13.2013 | Green
Carl Safina

A few years ago I visited Southeast Alaska and saw more salmon than I thought I'd ever see in my entire life. The question: will they be there for our next generation?

Colorado Should Follow Alaska's Precedent in Protecting Roadless Lands

Rachael and Nat Lopes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Rachael and Nat Lopes

Colorado's roadless areas hang in the balance, and with them the Colorado way of life, a $10 billion outdoor recreation economy, and some of the most iconic landscapes in the country.

Sometimes the Good Guys Win -- But Slowly

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

The temperate rainforests of the Tongass National Forest are a national treasure -- standing intact. Logged, they would become a national disgrace and a fiscal liability.

The Tongass and the Battle for the Last Great Trees

Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker)

The largest national forest in the U.S., the Tongass, will never be seen by most Americans, but it contains the last significany stands of old growth virgin forest in the nation.