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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.

Logjam Creek at Prince of Wales Island, Alaska.
(Steve Howard / Getty Images)
case: Victory May 11, 2021

Challenging a Massive Timber Sale on Prince of Wales Island in the Tongass National Forest

A coalition of rainforest defenders, represented by Earthjustice, successfully halted a massive commercial timber sale on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. The U.S. Forest Service had green-lighted a sweeping 15-year logging scheme over a 1.8-million-acre project area across Prince of Wales and surrounding islands, part of a program dubbed the Prince…

Located in Alaska's panhandle, the Tongass is the country's largest national forest—and home to nearly one-third of all old-growth temperate rainforest remaining in the entire world.
(Lee Prince / Shutterstock)
case April 23, 2021

Defending Roadless Areas in the Tongass National Forest

In a multi-year litigation effort, a diverse coalition of Alaska Native, tourism industry, and environmental organizations successfully challenged the Bush administration’s 2003 rule “temporarily” exempting southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest — the nation’s largest and wildest — from the landmark 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule. More than a decade later, Earthjustice and our clients went…

Wanda Culp and her colleagues at WECAN are fighting to defend the Tongass from logging.
(Michael Penn for Earthjustice)
feature April 20, 2021

Defending America’s Climate Forest

Earthjustice is defending the Tongass National Forest, a key weapon in fighting climate change

Document April 12, 2021

111 Scientists ask Biden Administration to Protect the Tongass as a Climate Measure

Old-growth trees in the Tongass National Forest serve as an excellent buffer against climate change. 111 scientists called on the Biden administration to include strong protections for these forests as a climate measure.

Document April 6, 2021

50 organizations urge Biden to protect Tongass and carbon-rich forests

50 organizations called on President Joe Biden to include long-term protections for the Tongass National Forest and other mature, carbon-dense forests as part of his administration's international climate commitments.

Press Release April 6, 2021

50 Organizations Call on President Biden to Protect Tongass National Forest and Carbon-rich Forests Under U.S. Climate Commitments

Biden administration expected to release international climate commitments ahead of Earth Day summit on April 22