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A Bureau of Land Management-maintained forest in Oregon. (Bureau of Land Management)
Press Release February 2, 2024

Forest Service Urged to Bolster Protections for Forests in Proposed Policy

Comments call for addressing major gaps on selling old growth and protecting mature forests

The Tongass is America’s largest national forest.
(Brian Logan / U.S. Forest Service)
Press Release January 30, 2024

Alaska Native Tribes, Southeast Alaska Businesses and Forest Advocates Defend Tongass National Forest’s Roadless Rule

Legal intervention seeks to retain forest protections that support Tribes, communities, and sustainable local economies

Document January 30, 2024

Motion to Intervene to Defend Tongass Roadless Rule

A broad coalition of Alaska Native Tribes, commercial fishers, small tourism businesses, conservation groups, and other forest advocates are seeking to defend the reinstatement of National Roadless Rule protections across the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska by intervening in several legal challenges opposing the rule.

Surrounded by temperate rainforest, a vacant U.S. Forest Service bunkhouse has been selected as the site of a healing center. (Rebecca Bowe / Earthjustice)
Article August 16, 2023

Where a Logging Camp Once Stood, a Center for Healing Takes Root

In Kake, Alaska, protecting a temperate rainforest means protecting a way of life.

Bears hunt for salmon in Alaska's Tongass National Forest. (USDA Photo)
Press Release July 5, 2023

More than 330,000 people call on the Bureau of Land Management to protect mature and old growth forests

Public comment period concludes for proposed rulemaking on how BLM manages federal land

Document July 5, 2023

BLM Conservation and Landscape Health Technical Comments

Comments from 21 organizations on proposed rulemaking for how the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages federal land

Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. (BLM)
Article April 27, 2023

A Monumental Win for Birds, Butterflies, and Other Imperiled Wildlife

A legal victory means Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument will remain protected from destructive commercial logging.

Press Release: Victory January 25, 2023

U.S. Forest Service restores critical protections to Tongass National Forest

The National Roadless Rule was rolled back for America’s last great rainforest by the Trump administration, threatening millions of acres of undeveloped national forest lands

feature January 25, 2023

This Dreamy Alaskan Rainforest is a Buffer Against Climate Change

Thanks to collective advocacy, 9 million acres of Tongass National Forest are no longer threatened by new clear-cut logging.

Press Release June 7, 2022

Earthjustice Weighs in on Murkowski Bill S. 3269

Proposal grants land transfer from Tongass National Forest

Article April 19, 2022

Creando Oportunidades para Luchar por la Vida en la Tierra

Para detener la crisis de biodiversidad, de la cual depende la vida silvestre, debemos proteger las tierras y las aguas públicas

Article March 25, 2022

Giving the Earth’s Species a Fighting Chance

To stop the biodiversity crisis, we must protect public lands and waters that wildlife depend on.

In the News: Washington Post December 30, 2021

This tree has stood here for 500 years. Will it be sold for $17,500?

Press Release November 19, 2021

Forest Service Releases Plan for Roadless Rule Restoration in Tongass National Forest

Support remains strong for protecting old-growth trees in Southeast Alaska

Bakewell Lake in the Tongass National Forest
 (Jeff DeFreest / USDA)
Update: Victory July 16, 2021

‘America’s Climate Forest’ Now Safe From Major Old-Growth Logging

The Biden administration announced unprecedented protections for Tongass National Forest, which Earthjustice has long defended.

Press Release July 15, 2021

U.S. Forest Service Looks to Reestablish Safeguards Against Logging in Tongass National Forest

Forest Service announcement is a win for climate

Press Release June 11, 2021

Biden Administration Takes Action to Protect Tongass National Forest

U.S. Forest Service revisits Trump rollback of Roadless Rule

The old-growth trees of the Tongass National Forest provide a major buffer against climate change.
From the Experts May 20, 2021

‘America the Beautiful’ Points the Way Toward Necessary Conservation of Lands and Waters

Here are 4 actions the Biden administration should focus on right away.