What’s going on with the Tongass?

There are fly fishing brands and media that were silent when the prior administration rolled back protections for the Tongass. That same cast of characters is now doing the happy dance that the protections for the Tongass are back in play. What those brands and media outlets neglect to mention is that the only reason those protections are back in place is because we elected a new administration.

Newly reinstated protections continue decades of conflict over a 17 million-acre national forest in Alaska.

To understand the context of the latest policy shift, here’s a brief timeline of the significant disputes over the future of logging in the Tongass:

LINK (via High Country News)

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