The Solution: The United States Forest Service has just released a draft amendment to the Tongass Land Management Plan, which provides the blueprint for managing the forest. Our review of this plan tells us that the Forest Services has proposed changes that put fish and other renewable resource values on more even footing with timber for the first time, and greatly improves management of fish and wildlife habitat in our greatest national forest.
Take action: Now is a great opportunity to tell the Forest Service how important it is that changes are made to the Land Management Plan that conserve these critical areas for salmon and trout.
Click here to take action for the Tongass today. And/or attend a hearing.
If you'd like to do more to ensure our angling experiences are preserved in the Tongass, please consider attending one of the following upcoming public hearings about the plan amendment:
- January 11 – Craig/Thorne Bay /Klawock, Alaska: Prince of Wales VoTech Center, 6565 Boundary Road, Klawock, AK
- January 12 – Ketchikan: Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, 50 Main Street, Ketchikan, AK
- January 13 – Wrangell: Wrangell Ranger District Conference Room, 525 Bennett Street, Wrangell, AK
- January 14 – Petersburg: Petersburg Ranger District Conference Room, 12 North Nordic Drive, Petersburg, AK
- January 19- Juneau: Juneau/Admiralty District Conference Room, 8510 Mendenhall Loop Road, Juneau, AK
- January 20- Sitka: Westmark Hotel Conference Room, 330 Seward St, Sitka, AK
- January 21 – Hoonah: Hoonah Ranger District, 430 Airport Way, Hoonah, AK
- January 22- Yakutat: Yakutat Ranger District, Kwaan Plaza Conference Room, 712 Ocean Cape Rd., Yakutat, AK
Thanks for considering!