Before leaving office, Trump stripped protections from millions of acres of Alaska’s Tongass National Forest in a blatant giveaway to logging companies and other industrial developers.
This is not only an egregious attack on our shared public lands and Alaska’s Indigenous communities who have called this land home for generations, but it’s also an attack on our climate.
We rely on the Tongass’ irreplaceable old growth trees to absorb climate-busting greenhouse gases. In fact, the Tongass’s old growth trees store more carbon per acre than almost any other forest on the planet, making it an absolutely critical tool in the fight against climate change.
Help NRDC drown out industry opposition by sending 30,000 letters calling on the Biden administration to restore protections for Alaska’s Tongass National Forest.
Randy Moore, Chief of the U.S. Forest Service
Restore protections for Alaska’s Tongass National Forest