Our Tongass: America’s Rainforest
At 17 million acres, the Tongass is America’s largest national forest. It still brims with the incredible bounty it has harbored for thousands of years. Rising majestically from the deep, clear waters of Alaska’s Inside Passage, this is a land of huge bears grown fat on salmon, eagles soaring the endless skies, and 800-year-old trees standing silent sentry over a rich and verdant world. It is a rare place where southeast Alaskans live off the lands and waters and where visitors and locals alike can still travel over timeless glaciers, fish in pristine streams, or find solace at a remote cabin, immersed in the breath-taking beauty of wild Alaska.
We can make decisions about America’s rainforest that we can be proud of—balanced decisions which allow us to continue to experience and use the rainforest and its resources, without losing them.