On Wednesday, October 12, 2016, the Alaska House Fisheries Special Committee has scheduled a hearing to take public testimony on the Transboundary Mining Issue. The hearing presents a critical opportunity to urge our elected leaders to Get Extra Tuff on BC Mines and ensure the mining companies and provincial agencies in British Columbia take whatever steps are necessary to protect Alaska's salmon, communities and cultures.
This is your chance to share your concerns with Alaska's top leaders!
September 23, 2016
esterday, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on 21 (yes, 21!) different pieces of legislation, including a suite of bills that make compromises on the Tongass in different ways. While the jam-packed hearing allowed little time for meaningful discussion, there is still time for you to weigh in.Read more
Imagine our surprise when we learned in late August that the U.S. Forest Service is offering an unexpected timber sale in the Tongass – a sale that directly undermines new direction in the Forest Service’s own 2016 Tongass Plan Amendment, which is expected to go into effect this winter.Read more
The U.S. Forest Service on July 1 released its Final Environmental Impact Statement and draft Record of Decision (ROD) for the 2016 Tongass Land Management Plan Amendment. Unfortunately, the draft decision does not stop industrial-scale old growth logging soon enough. The Forest Service intends to carry on business as usual and perpetuate continued controversy about old-growth logging for at least another decade.Read more