By protecting this forest from saws and roads, The Wilderness Society helps protect one of the world’s best remaining wild salmon fisheries.
The Tongass National Forest is a “salmon forest,” producing huge numbers of pink, sockeye, coho and king salmon that provide a stable, sustainable economic base for the commercial fishing communities.
The Tongass transition
The Wilderness Society helps the Tongass transition to sustainable second-growth timber harvesting and works with communities to recognize other valuable resources.
By finding sustainable ways to protect Alaska’s rainforest, The Wilderness Society promotes stable economic activities to help build a brighter future for southeast Alaska’s communities.
- U.S. Forest Service, Tongass National Forest: