Generations of loggers have seen timber from the Tongass National Forest as a source of income, but a new study indicates that the tradeoffs that come with large-scale harvests of old-growth timber in Southeast Alaska are not worth the short-term gain.
The Wilderness Society’s Senior Resource Analyst, Mike Anderson, has been selected to serve on the National Forest planning rule implementation advisory committee by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack. The distinction comes after years of dedicated work on forest management issues, often in
Despite industry claims that government regulations are slowing job creation, the oil and gas industry could be creating more than 50,000 jobs with federal drilling permits they currently aren’t using, according to The Wilderness Society’s analysis of industry jobs data.
Today, President Obama signed into law legislation authorizing the National Park Service to continue to issue permits for commercial packstock use within Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks while the agency completes a stewardship plan for park wilderness.
As the federal Bureau of Land Management works to create the first land-use plan for the 23-million-acre National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, the agency has a historic opportunity to protect some of the world’s most significant wildlife resources that sustain many communities in the western