The Tongass is intimately connected to our way of life in Southeast Alaska, as well as to the future of our entire nation. However, the crucial forests of the Tongass and the lifeways they support face a variety of threats, from mass scale natural resource extraction, to impacts from climate change threatening the viability of species from salmon to yellow cedar. These threats reduce the ability of the Tongass to sequester carbon, provide suitable habitat for a wide variety of species, and support the communities regionally and worldwide who depend upon it. Sitka Conservation Society works to amplify local voices to influence decision makers and share on-the-ground impacts of policies and proposals that would harm the economic, cultural, and ecological vitality of the Tongass. If you are interested in sharing your story with decision makers, you can reach out to us at [email protected] for support in doing so.