A Reprieve For America’s Salmon Forest

In a victory for the Tongass National Forest, U.S. District Judge Sharon Gleason issued a preliminary injunction barring the Forest Service from moving forward with a 15-year plan to log about 40,000 acres in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, including about 23,000 acres of old-growth trees.

More immediately, the injunction temporarily staved off the sale of about 1,100 acres of old-growth forest on Prince of Wales Island – a 1.8 million-acre island located squarely within the Tongass as part of the Alexander Archipelago south of Juneau, Alaska.

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