Southeast Alaskans have been working together for years to chart a new course for the Tongass National Forest – one that supports the region’s economy and the region’s unique quality of life. In less than a few months, this work will be complete… unless Senator Murkowski succeeds at delaying this great progress.
Murkowski is attempting to amend a very popular bill – one that would better fund the fighting of wildfires – with language that would stop the adoption of the new management plan developed by a diverse set of stakeholders including – the timber industry, government officials, and conservationists.
We should not ignore this important work. Instead of continuing the harmful old-growth clear cuts of the past, we should support sustainable industries and protect this iconic national forest.