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 […]
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 […]
Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Roadless Rule by Signing the Petition to Save Our Roadless Forests
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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 […]
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 […]
Last week we learned about one of the rarest ecosystems in the world—Alaska’s Tongass National Forest—and the current threat to its Roadless Protection Areas. Acclaimed photographer and author Amy Gulick took us on a visual journey to the Tongass, a 17-million acre rain forest where the sea meets the trees. We saw humpback whales, orcas, […]
For our fourth and final Earth Week Virtual Happy Hour session, we learned about the importance of roadless forests in the United States and the ongoing threats to the 2001 Roadless Rule. In Washington state, we have some of the most pristine Roadless areas in the country – places like South Quinault Ridge, much of […]