The Problem: More than 70 unique watersheds within the Tongass have been identified as the most important to salmon and trout by a group of scientists and Southeast Alaska stakeholders. However, development activities that can harm fish habitat are still allowed within these important areas in the Forest.
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:
Thanks for considering!