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By Robert Venables and Bill Jeffress
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Tongass hosts vast economic potential

Access is needed to realize its wealth of natural resources North of 60 Mining News – September 3, 2021

 

Last updated 9/23/2021 at 4:13pm

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

U.S. Forest Service

The 16.9-million-acre Tongass Forest covers approximately 80% of the Southeast Alaska Panhandle.

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...



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