12 Mar '12, 4pm

Alaskan fishermen tell government to focus on salmon, not logging

Alaskan fishermen tell government to focus on salmon, not logging

U.S. legislation threatens oldest, tallest trees in Tongass rainforest (02/27/2012) Up to 17 percent of the tallest old-growth trees in the Tongass temperate rainforest could be cut under new U.S. legislation, according to a report by Audubon Alaska. The report argues that the legislation under consideration (S 730 and HR 1408) would resurrect the banned practice of "high-grading," which allows loggers to select the largest, most-ancient trees across the forest for cutting despite their ecological importance. The legislation is a part of a controversial 65,000 acre logging concession in Tongass to Sealaska Corporation, which is owned by 20,000 members of Native communities, from the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian tribes. Conservation photography: on shooting and saving the world's largest temperate rainforest, an interview with Amy Gulick (07/11/2010) Most of the US's large ...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0312-hance_tongass_salmon.html

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