Protect the Tongass National Forest

Use our online tool to urge our elected officials to reinstate the Roadless Rule on the Tongass


  1. Write a comment to your elected officials with our comment tool!

  2. Be sure to share the tool with friends, family, and on social media! These are all Americans' public lands; let's get everyone speaking out.

  3. Write a letter to the editor to tell your community why YOU are speaking out for the Tongass. Email [email protected] for support to get started. 

  4. Call your elected officials and let them know that you support bringing the Roadless Rule back:

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

  5. Write a comment in support of the Tongass Tribes’ petition for a Traditional Homelands Conservation Rule:

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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