The Tongass National Forest in Alaska was the first bit of environmental activism I ever got involved in. That was ten years ago! When we lived in South Carolina, our friend Ryan sent a note about saving the forest and since then I’ve been involved with helping to save the planet. So here we go AGAIN with them still wanting to cut ancient trees from the Tongass.
Under the so-called “Vilsack policy,” Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has said he would personally review and approve applications to cut timber in the roadless areas of our national forests.
His first act? He wants to invite chainsaws into a protected roadless area of Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. The Tongass is our largest national forest and one of our most precious wild places.
I just signed a petition to tell Sec. Vilsack: Stop chopping down our national forests. I hope you will, too. Please have a look and take action.