Just announced - Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is coming to Southeast Alaska on July 5th. As we celebrate the Fourth of July, Secretary Perdue will be traveling north to America’s Rainforest. The Forest Service is part of the Department of Agriculture, which means that Secretary Perdue will have a big influence on the future of the Roadless Rule on the Tongass. He will tour Prince of Wales Island with Senator Lisa Murkowski where they will visit Viking Lumber, Good Creek Mills, and see stands of old and young growth trees.
Senator Murkowski has long focused her efforts on resurrecting a mothballed timber industry. You can be sure she is pushing Secretary Perdue to exempt the Tongass, our nation’s largest National Forest, from the Roadless Rule, just like she tried last spring with her failed poison pill riders.
The most spectacular and awe-inspiring places in Southeast Alaska are Roadless. These lands inspire those of us lucky enough to call the Tongass home and bring visitors from around the world to marvel at our ‘wild Alaskan’ landscape. Secretary Perdue and the Forest Service need to hear why YOU think Roadless Areas are important and how essential this landmark conservation rule is to the Alaska economy.
Celebrate the Fourth by protecting our national treasures - Roadless Areas
Call Tongass Forest Supervisor Earl Stewart at 907-228-6274 or Tweet at the Secretary (@SecretarySonny) TODAY and let them both know why you support Tongass Roadless Areas
When you contact Secretary Perdue, highlight some of your favorite areas on the Tongass and explain how important these lands are for Southeast Alaskans, our economy, and all who love the Tongass.
Together let’s stand up for the Tongass this Fourth of July and make sure Secretary Perdue hears that Alaska’s Roadless Areas are key for a sustainable future.