Running Wild

Running Wild from Sitka Conservation Society on Vimeo.

Fellow runners, hikers, and outdoor enthusiasts, Pretty incredible wilderness to explore, eh?I wish I could share it with everyone. However, the management of these incredible places is changing--and there is something you can do about it. Right now, the Chief of the Forest Service Tom Tidwell needs to hear from you about your interests in the Tongass National Forest, the largest remaining temperate rainforest in the world. The Forest Service is shifting to a new mentality where timber is not on the top of their list when it comes to assessing the Tongass. This shift is called the Tongass Transition, and this transition will focus on keeping the Tongass wild and make sure that the people, wildlife, and salmon can continue to run for generations to come. This is where you come in. Open up a blank email, address it to ttidwell@fs.fed.us and make the subject "I support the Tongass Transition." Tell Chief Tidwell that you want your Tongass National Forest to remain wild and intact, and you believe in the Tongass Transition. Click here for some sample letters and stats you can incorporate in your email. The most important thing to include in your support for the Tongass Transition is what protecting the world's largest remaining temperate rainforest means to you. In 5 minutes you'll be done, and in decades to come the Tongass will still continue to be a wild, epic alternative to those paved streets we're used to. Keep the Tongass and salmon running, Nick Ponzetti  

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