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  • Tongass National Forest U.S. Forest Service Roadless Rule reimposition USGS FEIS

    Tongass hosts vast economic potential

    Robert Venables and Bill Jeffress, Guest Columnists|Updated Sep 23, 2021

    Southeast Alaska is at a unique crossroads in its management of the Tongass National Forest. How will reimposition of the 2001 Roadless Rule impact development of natural resources like geothermal, hydroelectric, and mineral resources? As stewards of these public lands, we need deliberative and balanced Forest Service consideration of the best use of and access to these resources to protect and sustain Southeast communities and their economic future. The Forest Service needs...