Tongass News

SEACC-led group explores Herbert Glacier, discusses clean water and a proposed mine

Blog: On Saturday, eight Juneau residents came together to learn more about one of Juneau’s clean waterways, and a hard rock mine and tailings facility proposal at its headwaters. Read More »

Tell DOT that ferries are our lifeblood

Action Item: If DOT wants to keep our region moving safely and create local jobs, it could and should prioritize replacing our aging ferries with new ones built in Ketchikan. Read More »

SEACC challenges Big Thorne and Tongass forest plan, works to promote local sawmills

Press Release: Local group says Big Thorne and Forest Plan are at odds with a local, community-scale forest economy, which would be more compatible with Southeast Alaska’s billion dollar fishing and tourism industries and the Tongass’ globally-significant role as a carbon-storage reserve Read More »

True Tongass 'transition' would increase local jobs per log cut

Blog: It is time to get to work supporting Southeast Alaska's small mills, and put unsustainable projects like the Big Thorne Timber Sale firmly in the past. Executive Director Malena Marvin makes the argument in an op-ed published today in the Juneau Empire. Read More »

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