Alaska's National Forests Support 48 Million Salmon Valued at More than $80 Million Each Year
They call them “forest fish” because without the rivers and streams of the old growth forest that creates an environment supportin the salmon life cycle from egg laying to outmigrating and returning, there would be no fish.
The Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska is one of two federally-managed forests that hold the world's largest remaining tracts of intact temperate rainforest. A new USDA Forest Service-led study has found the average value of these "forest fish" is estimated to be...
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