Tongass Roads Threaten Salmon in Southeast
Over 200 Southeast Alaskan fishermen have signed a letter to the Trump Administration opposing the push to exempt the Tongass National Forest from a roadless rule in place for over a decade.
It would make Alaska the only state that doesn’t have to follow the federal law.
The new rules would release more than 9 million acres from protection and open nearly 200,000 acres to logging.
Fisherman Eric Jordan of Sitka was highly critical of the move that happened after a meeting with Governor Dunleavy and Donald Trump. Shortly after, the US Forest Service...
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