The Washington Post discusses Trump to strip protections from Tongass National Forest, one of the biggest intact temperate rainforests. President Trump will open up more than half of Alaska’s Tongass National Forest to logging and other forms of development, according to a notice posted Wednesday, stripping protections that had safeguarded one of the world’s largest intact temperate rainforests for nearly two decades.
National Geographic discusses An ancient forest in Alaska loses environmental protections. The Tongass National Forest, the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest, sustains Indigenous communities. A rollback of federal protections puts more than half of it at risk.