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

Blog: 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 »

BC mining disaster is a game changer

Blog: Along with our coalition of fishing and Tribal leaders, we’ve been shocked and saddened this week by the tragic failure of BC’s Mount Polley Mine. Billions of gallons of toxic waste are spilling into Canada’s Fraser River after a tailings dam ruptured, putting an estimated 1.5 million sockeye salmon at risk and removing access to clean water for local communities. Read More »

Happy Birthday, Wilderness!

Blog: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act with service trips into Wilderness areas we helped establish. Cheers to those that have volunteered and there's room for you too! Read More »

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