As we have grown as an organization, we have strived for an evolving holistic approach to conservation that is based in collaboration, reciprocity, and respect. Beyond its global importance as the largest remaining temperate rainforest on earth, the Tongass is our home. Our families hunt, gather, hike, and fish here. These lands and waters not only fuel our economies, communities, and imaginations, but shape who we are. SCS is dedicated to amplifying the voices and knowledge of as many Sitkans and Southeast Alaskans as possible in decisions that impact our communities. Our members, partners, local businesses, and land managers help us challenge misguided policies and ensure that decision makers prioritize longterm community sustainability, climate action, and environmental health.