Biden Administration Restores Protections for Alaska’s Tongass National Forest

Yesterday the Biden administration restored protections for more than half of Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, safeguarding one of the world’s largest intact temperate rainforests from new roads and logging.

Administration officials said the forest is vital both for wildlife habitat, especially fish, and for fighting climate change. Through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the administration’s decision will repeal the 2020 Alaska Roadless Rule and again make it illegal for logging companies to build roads and cut timber throughout more than 9.3 million acres of forest.



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