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The Comment Period is Open!

Keep Roadless Protections in Place for the Tongass

On October 15th 2019, the US Forest Service announced today that they will be publishing the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Alaska Roadless Rule in Federal Register this week. The US Forest Service press release announced that the preferred action of the Forest Service at this time is A FULL EXEMPTION. This means that all designated Roadless areas in the Tongass currently protected by the Roadless Rule, would lose those protections and once again be threatened by roadbuilding and clearcut logging.

The ONLY alternative to get behind is the NO ACTION alternative.

Leave the Roadless Rule in place on the Tongass.

Make your voice heard! Share your comment through Southeast Alaska Conservation Council OR comment directly to the USFS through the information shared at the bottom of their press release.


Southeast Alaska Conservation Council has shared a Roadless Rule toolkit, download it now to learn about ways to get involved.


Botanical Illustrator, Mara Menahan, in the midst of recently clearcut rainforest.

Botanical Illustrator, Mara Menahan, in the midst of recently clearcut rainforest.