Federal Legislation

The Tongass National Forest is under assault. There are those who want to carve it up, remove protections for critical fish and wildlife habitat, and diminish the public's voice in how it is managed. These have long been the goals of pro-development, big timber interests, and now with the support of Alaska's Congressional delegation they hope to make it all happen.

Pressing for a Virtuous Tongass Forest Plan

In late August, GSACC and its allied organizations submitted a formal objection to the Forest Service’s Draft Tongass Land Management Plan (TLMP) Amendment. Our objection document is 213 pages, and 105,000 words. At stake are the future of the region’s wildlife and the people who use the Tongass, and our ability to have a rational long-term economy.