More important to me, however, is the fact that the Tongass exists in its most undisturbed state.
I have been visiting the fairy tale forests of the Tongass for more than 30 years. It is like a second home for me.
To think that we might put this special forest at risk is unimaginable to us.
For half a century, I have witnessed the Tongass Forest being cut down as though it were a golf course. It makes my heart bleed.
I am not a resident of Alaska, nor have I ever visited the Tongass National Forest. However, I am a Seattleite who enjoys hiking in the incredible sweeping woodlands of Washington state.