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Jan 25 2022

Washington Wild Leads Local Efforts to Support Reinstating Roadless Area Protections in the Tongass National Forest

Posted on Jan 25, 2022 in Conservation News, Roadless, WA Wild Blog
Washington Wild Leads Local Efforts to Support Reinstating Roadless Area Protections in the Tongass National Forest

Yesterday marked the end of the 60-day formal comment period to collect public input on the Biden Administration’s proposal to restore National Forest Roadless Area protections in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. The proposal would reinstate a Trump Administration repeal of the Alaska Roadless Rule, which stripped away long-standing protections for nine million acres under the […]

Dec 16 2021

Positive Media Attention Grows in Support of National Forest Roadless Protections

Positive Media Attention Grows in Support of National Forest Roadless Protections

The Biden Administration recently announced steps to restore national forest roadless area protections in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. The proposal is a repeal of the Trump Administration’s 2020 Alaska Roadless Rule, which stripped away long-standing protections under the 2001 Roadless Rule, a federal safeguard that restricts logging and roadbuilding in designated wild areas. A 60-day comment […]

Nov 23 2021
Nov 19 2021

Biden Administration announces steps to restore National Forest Roadless Area protections for nine million acres of old-growth forest

Biden Administration announces steps to restore National Forest Roadless Area protections for nine million acres of old-growth forest

Proposal to protect ancient forests and address climate impacts in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest relevant to Washington State WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, the Biden Administration announced steps to restore national forest roadless area protections in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. The proposal is a repeal of the Trump Administration’s 2020 Alaska Roadless Rule, which stripped away long-standing […]

Jul 15 2021

The Biden Administration Announces Sweeping Protections for Tongass National Forest

Posted on Jul 15, 2021 in Conservation News, Roadless, WA Wild Blog
The Biden Administration Announces Sweeping Protections for Tongass National Forest

In a bold move for a region long reliant on felled old-growth trees, the Biden administration announced a new plan for the Tongass National Forest to restore and implement additional safeguards. Not only will the previous Roadless Rule protections be reinstated (as promised in June) but new safeguards will be added, including $25 million in […]

Jun 11 2021

Biden Administration Commits to Reinstate Roadless Protections in the Tongass National Forest

Posted on Jun 11, 2021 in Conservation News, Roadless, WA Wild Blog
Biden Administration Commits to Reinstate Roadless Protections in the Tongass National Forest

It’s a good day for ancient forests. The Biden Administration has committed to restore Roadless protections in the Tongass National Forest.   In October 2019, the Trump administration announced a controversial proposal to eliminate long-standing protections for unlogged old-growth forests within Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. The proposed management plan was an override to the 2001 […]

Jan 12 2021

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Roadless Rule by Signing the Petition to Save Our Roadless Forests

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Roadless Rule by Signing the Petition to Save Our Roadless Forests

Save our Roadless Forests! Add your name to the petition below to President-elect Joe Biden.

Nov 9 2020

Washington Wild Unveils Conservation Chat Series on Defending Roadless Protection Areas

Posted on Nov 9, 2020 in Conservation News, Roadless, WA Wild Blog
Washington Wild Unveils Conservation Chat Series on Defending Roadless Protection Areas

  Washington Wild is excited to host a new Conservation Chat web series hosted by Everrett native Jaidacyn Madrigal, host of the EcoGirl youtube channel. The Conservation Chat series takes an in-depth look at conservation issues that Washington Wild is leading. The premiere video focuses on Washington Wild’s efforts to defend the Roadless Rule in […]

Oct 29 2020
Oct 28 2020

Washington Wild Submits Letter Opposing Rollback of Roadless Rule in Tongass National Forest

Posted on Oct 28, 2020 in Conservation News, Roadless, WA Wild Blog
Washington Wild Submits Letter Opposing Rollback of Roadless Rule in Tongass National Forest

On October 26, Washington Wild submitted a letter with 72 undersigned conservation, recreation and wildlife organizations, local business leaders, and elected officials to express deep disappointment with the U.S. Forest Service’s proposed Alaska Roadless Rule and associated Final Environmental Impact Statement regarding the Tongass National Forest. The Tongass National Forest is the largest remaining intact […]