Thursday, February 18, 2016

Take Action on the Tongass

As many of you know, the Tongass National Forest is 'America's Salmon Forest' and is one of the few places in the world where wild salmon, steelhead and trout still thrive.Through next Monday, Feb. 22, we have a chance to help keep it that way.

Right now, anglers across the country have an opportunity to protect key areas of the Tongass for salmon and steelhead, many of which are still open to development activities that can harm important habitat. Click here to act now!

In short, the Forest Service has proposed changes to its Tongass Land Management Plan, and their proposal puts fish and wildlife on a more even footing with resource extraction for the first time. This is a huge step in the right direction.

More than 70 unique watersheds within the Tongass, locally known as the Tongass 77, have been identified as the most important to salmon, steelhead and trout by a group of scientists and Southeast Alaskan stakeholders. Now is the time to tell the Forest Service to conserve these critical areas for salmon, steelhead and trout.

Please take a moment to tell the Forest Service that their final plan should protect the high-value streams for salmon and steelhead. The comment period ends Feb. 22, so don't delay!

Thank you for helping to keep America's Salmon Forest thriving.


Click the link below to log in and send your message: 

No comments:

Post a Comment