Say no to the Sealaska bill

The Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska is truly a “salmon forest” — with over 5,500 rivers and streams, our “crown jewel” of the U.S. Forest system is a natural salmon factory that belongs to all Americans.

The Tongass is one of our nation’s last salmon strongholds and could be at risk — a bill currently pending before Congress would give some of the most productive old-growth forest in the Tongass to the Sealaska Corp., which has a history of clear-cutting its lands within in the forest.

I ask that our congressional delegation vote against this bill. Instead, the delegation should work on a balanced bill for the Tongass that includes conservation measures which are essential to the future of the Tongass, and the sustainable commercial fishery whose future relies upon a healthy forest.

Jos Bakker

Auke Bay

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