Whether its water, wildlife, or wildlands, roads have been identified as the major impact on the forest environment. Many national forest roads were built during the frenzied decades of the logging boom and were simply abandoned.
Nearly a half-million acres of the Tongass National Forest were logged in the past 50 years and have resulted in degraded watershed integrity, decreased fish and wildlife productivity, and a lasting legacy of ecological debt for future generations. But, a new study suggests that restoring
The budgetary “sequester” scheduled for January 2013 must be avoided in order to prevent deep and damaging cuts to federal programs that support public lands and the communities and wildlife that depend on them, clean air and water, and a sustainable energy future.