Save the Tongass

Add your name to the list of those that want to save the Tongass (read more here).

Call (202-205-1661), write, or email Abigail Kimbell of the US Forest Service and let her know your disapproval. The form email sent from the NRDC site is:

Chief Abigail Kimbell, U.S. Forest Service
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250-0003

Dear Forest Service Chief Kimbell ,

I strongly urge you to protect all remaining roadless areas in
the Tongass National Forest and to direct Forest Service
officials not to increase costly road-building or logging in
this precious national treasure. Roadless areas comprise our
last wild places and they should not be made vulnerable to
logging, drilling or other development. As a nation, we must
continue to safeguard the heart of our national forest legacy by
protecting the ecological health, wildlife habitat, drinking
water and recreational value of those few American forests still
unspoiled by roads.

It makes no sense to use taxpayer subsidies to destroy the
Tongass, America’s great rainforest and one of the crown jewels
of the national forest system, and jeopardize all that it offers
for local hunting, fishing, recreation, tourism and subsistence

Time and again, citizens like me from around the country have
called upon you and the administration to protect the Tongass.
It’s time to heed this overwhelming public sentiment by
preserving, not destroying, the remaining wild stretches of this
truly unique part of our natural heritage.



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