On Sunday, July 20, I had the pleasure of taking part in a small community gathering in Darrington, Washington, celebrating closure on an issue near and dear to the hearts of many: the protection of the historic Green Mountain Lookout.
By utilizing an expedited review process allowed under the National Environmental Policy Act called a categorical exclusion, the Forest Service can now speed up approvals for projects that restore aquatic health.
On Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska, a coalition of conservation organizations, including The Wilderness Society, is working with partners to undo the damage caused by decades of clearcut logging in the Tongass National Forest—logging that had devastated t
Both teem with wildlife, and the Tongass supports one of the world’s best salmon fisheries, with millions of wild salmon returning to more than 5,500 salmon streams in the region each year. Together, these important renewable natural resources also support the region’s main eco
One of the more beautiful areas in Colorado’s San Juan National Forest — a treasured wildlife area that is also well-known for recreational resources — is one step closer to permanent protection thanks to new legislation introduced by Sen. Michael Bennet.
I have never visited the Tongass National Forest, and there’s probably a good chance that I never will. But like many other silence-evoking places, I find both comfort and pride in knowing it exists today much as it did in the past.