Tongass News

Need Alaskan yellow cedar? Might need to book a trip to Asia

Blog: Last week in Sitka, members of the Tongass Advisory Committee (TAC) met with top Forest Service officials to discuss future management of the Tongass National Forest. Much to the group’s appreciation, the meeting took place in the Sitka Tribe’s Sheet'ka Kwáan Naa Kahídi—the Sitka Tribal House—a center for dancing and events artfully constructed from Southeast Alaskan yellow cedar. Read More »

My Turn: Let's not cook the goose that lays the golden eggs

Blog: According to Southeast Conference, Southeast Alaska’s economy is increasingly stable, diverse and strong. Bolstered by the powerful twin engines of fishing and tourism — drawing $1 billion each to the region annually — the Tongass is not unlike the proverbial goose that is laying golden eggs. Read More »

It's our big chance. Juneau Road Hearing Tomorrow.

Action Item: The only hearing in Juneau on the Juneau Road Extension will be happening tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 14th. DOT will be taking public testimony from 5 to 9pm at Centennial Hall. Join us for a short rally in support of the ferry system at 4:30 on the steps of Centennial Hall before heading in to the hearing to testify! Read More »

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