Tell President Obama to save Alaska's Rainforest
The inauguration of President Obama could mean the end of an eight-year assault on America's last pristine forests. We need your help to make sure the Obama administration makes a new commitment to protecting these remaining wild lands for generations to come.
Please go here to and urge President Obama to take immediate action to preserve the old growth wilderness of Alaska's Tongass National Forest.
In its final days, the Bush administration set in motion a plan to start clearcutting the ancient, majestic trees of the Tongass, our nation's largest intact rainforest.
Unless the Obama administration reverses this disastrous policy, chainsaws will start cutting through the Tongass as early as this spring, with logging in many of our nation's other pristine forests likely to follow.
When the Roadless Area Conservation Rule was first adopted, millions of Americans cheered its historic passing, which protected 58.5 million acres of wild national forest lands from development.
Over the past eight years, however, the Bush administration repeatedly attempted to dismantle the Roadless Rule. It refused to defend the rule in court, worked to rescind the rule one state at a time, and even went so far as to "exempt" the Tongass rainforest from roadless protections.
The Bush administration's final plan for the Tongass would increase logging fivefold, and create logging roads through priceless habitat for grizzly bears, thriving salmon runs, bald eagles, and the elusive Alexander Archipelago wolf.
Please send a message to President Obama and urge him to uphold the historic Roadless Rule for our country's remaining pristine forests, including the Tongass rainforest.
Thank you for standing up to protect the Tongass National Forest.