Connie LaPerriere’s Tongass Story

"More important to me, however, is the fact that the Tongass exists in its most undisturbed state."

From Connie LaPerriere, of Sitka, Alaska:

“I love the Tongass for so many reasons. I love to hike the backcountry. I love the trails. I love to kayak between islands. I love the fact that it provides my family with food. I love to explore the caves. I love the different geologies. I think the Tongass has kept me happy when I am in need of renewal. I do not love too many roads and too many clearcuts.”

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Douglas Edward’s Tongass Story

Douglas Edward’s Tongass Story

Since my first trip to Alaska, I have returned to walk the land I have grown to love… After 20 years, the Tongass is part of my life.