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.
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One of the rarest ecosystems on Earth, the Tongass rain forest fringes the coastal panhandle of Alaska and covers thousands of islan...
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 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.
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