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Congress to to oppose the Sealaska
rainforest, the Tongass National Forest, is stunningly beautiful,
stretching across islands, fjords and mainland that are part of
mist-shrouded forest, black and brown bears grow fat on five different
species of Pacific salmon. Bald eagles soar high above waters where
sea otters and whales splash.
legislation working its way through Congress wouldtransfer
much of the ancient forest remaining on the Tongass to Sealaska
Corporation for industrial clearcut loggingand other private
Corporation has already clearcut some 300,000 acres of the best and
biggest trees on the Tongass, exporting the timber to international
markets.They mustn't be allowed to take the best of what
remains.Take action to
stop this legislation.
The Tongass must
be protected for its ecological values and to help local communities
transition to a more sustainable forest economy. The Wilderness
Society has been working with communities and the Forest Service on
just such a plan, but this new legislation would undermine it, along
with the ancient forest.
The Wilderness Society
P.S. We're working
hard to stop Sealaska's assault on the best of the remaining
old-growth in the Tongass.
Society's mission is to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to
care for our wild places. As a subscriber to WildAlert, you join more
than 500,000 Wilderness Society members and supporters in protecting
and restoring America's wild places.
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