Court blocks old-growth logging in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest

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In late November, a federal appeals court ruled that the Forest Service must halt four Tongass timber sales that would have required building 14 miles of logging roads to reach 1,700 acres of old-growth rainforest.

Meanwhile, the Trump administration is considering exempting Alaska from the federal roadless rule that limits road construction in national forests, potentially opening the Tongass to more road-building and more extensive logging.

LINK (via: High Country News)