COMMENTARY: Alaska’s Untold Secret — The Dividends Paid By Southeast Alaska’s “Seabank”
Wild salmon. Clean water. Clean air. Carbon storage. Climate change mitigation. Tourism, commercial fisheries — and billions of dollars in economic benefit.
Since 2018, the Alaska Sustainability Fisheries Trust has quietly published reports that upend managers' historical ways of thinking about Southeast Alaska and the Tongass National Forest — and redefine priorities for management now and in the future. ASFT's annual "SeaBank" report outlines and quantifies the benefits flowing from Southeast Alaska' trees, estuaries, creeks, lakes, rivers, coasts, ocean and more...
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