Protect the Tongass National Forest

Use our online tool to protect the Roadless Rule on the Tongass

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue's decision is due the next two weeks. This is our last chance to comment on the Alaska Roadless Rule.

WAYS TO TAKE ACTION TODAY:

  1. Write a comment to your elected officials and the Secretary of Agriculture by visiting our comment tool! https://mobilize4change.org/qWznkEJ

  2. Write a letter to the editor to tell your community why YOU are speaking out for the Tongass. Email katie@sitkawild.org for support to get started. 

  3. Call your elected officials and let them know that you support a ‘no action’ alternative:

    📞 Governor Mike Dunleavy: (907) 465-3500
    📞 Senator Dan Sullivan: (202) 224-3004
    📞 Senator Lisa Murkowski: (202)-224-6665
    📞 Representative Don Young (202) 225-5765

  4. Write a comment in support of the Tongass Tribes’ petition for a Traditional Homelands Conservation Rule: https://mobilize4change.org/zakXEDp

Take action using our online commenting tool here!

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.

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