USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue's decision is due the next two weeks. This is our last chance to comment on the Alaska Roadless Rule.
- Write a comment to your elected officials and the Secretary of Agriculture by visiting our comment tool! https://mobilize4change.org/qWznkEJ
- Write a letter to the editor to tell your community why YOU are speaking out for the Tongass. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for support to get started.
Call your elected officials and let them know that you support a ‘no action’ alternative:
- Write a comment in support of the Tongass Tribes’ petition for a Traditional Homelands Conservation Rule: https://mobilize4change.org/zakXEDp
The Tongass National Forest provides our communities with subsistence foods, a thriving economy, and an inestimable cultural heritage. 31 communities are located within the Tongass, including 22 Federally recognized tribes who have been here since time immemorial. The Roadless Rule protects the Tongass from unsustainable industrial-scale logging and fosters sustainable development in Southeast Alaska. The Trump administration has pressured the Forest Service to remove the Roadless Rule from the Tongass, which would damage the environment, economy, and way of life for communities. This decision goes aganist the wishes of the majority of Southeast Alaskans—tribal governments, local organizations and businesses, and communities—who have spoken in favor of keeping it in place.
Other ways to take action
Encourage your representatives to look ahead
Tell your congressional leaders that as we recover from COVID-19 and work to strengthen our economy that you want them to support Tongass Forest Management Stewardship and Restoration.
Help our work to restore and protect Salmon habitat and make sure that the Tongass Nation Forest management prioritizes salmon by becoming a member and donating today.