The Tongass National Forest is a temperate rainforest that sequesters more carbon per acre than just about any other forest on the planet. But the Trump Administration wants to open over half of this important habitat to logging and new roads. That’s bad news for the climate, as cutting down all those trees will release their stored carbon and contribute to global heating.
The good news is that the public has a voice. Between now and December 17, the Forest Service is collecting public comments.
The most effective public comments are unique and personal, but be sure to include that you’re opposed to new roads in this pristine wilderness.
Alaska Roadless Rulemaking #5451: comment on this project here:
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