"At 17 million acres, the Tongass is America's largest national forest. Once part of a lush, coastal evergreen forest-wetland complex that stretched unbroken from California to Alaska, the Tongass contains the last contiguous expanse of temperate rain forest remaining on the planet." Tongass in Transition: Blueprint for a Sustainable Future


The "Tongass in Transition: Blueprint for a Sustainable Future" was part of the FSEE Alternative which was submitted during the recent revision of the Tongass Land Management Plan and received wide support from scientists and Southeast Alaska groups including the Sitka Conservation Society and Tongass Conservation Society.

Download reports such as"Assessments of Wildlife Viability, Old-growth Timber Volume Estimates, Forested Wetlands, and Slope Stability" directly from the Forest Service. For a complete list of publications you can order by e-mail, which includes recent publications such as "Native Timber Harvest in SE Alaska", plus many more, click here.

Lots of Tongass information and links at the GORP site. More info on karst and the future of East Kuiu Island at the Tongass Clearinghouse; dedicated to the celebration and preservation of America's North Pacific Rainforest.

Order a copy of The Rain forest of Home: An Atlas of People and Place.This is a full-color atlas which analyzes the current status of Native languages, forest cove, and watershed conditions in North America's coastal temperate rain forest regions.

The Landmark Trees project's goal is to identify the most productive forest stands left in the Tongass National Forest. View thumbnail photos taken in Southeast Alaska as part of the Landmark Trees project. Then read Seth Zuckerman's article on the Trophy Trees and Gargantuan Groves found around Salmon Lake, when he visited Sitka in August 1998. Tongass: Legacy of Logging - NPR Audio Report on the Landmark Trees Project

If you're tired of environmental sites that rarely update, Tidepool is a welcome alternative. They cover the Pacific Northwest with links to news stories about the environmental issues you care about, and they update everyday! Tidepool has covered Alaskan fishing issues and the subsistence debate with links to The Juneau Empire and Anchorage Times.

Alaska Rainforest Campaign is working hard to make Tongass issues important nationally.

World as Home organization - featuring the Tongass National forest.

Southeast Alaska Conservation Council is dedicated to ensuring maximum protection for the unique environment of Southeast Alaska.

"The Forest For the Trees, Clear-cuts in Alaska" from Travel & Leisure magazine

"Tebenkof Bay Wilderness Area" from Canoe and Kayak magazine

Forest Service Wilderness SEIS full of the latest information on the wilderness plan Includes maps and a complete copy of the SEIS.

SPECIALIST REPORT FOR THE ROADLESS AREA CONSERVATION DEIS (PDF document)
"Analysis Of Effects For Biological Resources On The Tongass National Forest"

Virtual Tongass by Karen Johnson, all rights reserved


Sitka

General information and a map of Sitka, Alaska. Hiking trails, wildlife viewing, and transportation to Sitka.

Join Richard Nelson and Keta as they take a Sunset Magazine reporter around Sitka and show him "The Secrets of the Rainforest."

Account of a kayak trip taken from Sitka to the west coast of Chichagof Island. .pictures too!"Forest Home: Taking a Stand for Conservation and Community" by Richard Nelson, from Orion magazine

Guess who? "I came upon a moored sailboat one evening with an enormous canvas sign strung between the masts. STOP CLEARCUTTING, it read." Read more about Robert Lyons' kayak trip around Chicagof Island with stops on Kruzof Island and in Sitka.

Sawdust Memories by Kathie Durbin first appeared in the Fall 97 issue of e-Amicus. Another article by Kathie, End of an Era: Southeast Alaska Braces for Life After the Pulp Mills appeared in Cascadia Times. Cascadia Times is independent paper which covers environmental issues facing the Northwest, including Alaska.

Kicking the Polarization Habit, couple seeks keys to Southeast Alaska's future - a report on Mim McConnell and the Tongass Community Alliance.

 

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