Alaska’s Tongass National Forest includes a significant portion of the world’s last remaining temperate rainforest. This spectacular region supports abundant wildlife, including Marbled Murrelet, Queen Charlotte Goshawk, and Red-breasted Sapsucker. Audubon is working to conserve intact, ecologically significant watersheds in the Tongass and support the transition of forest management from the harvest of old-growth trees to more diversified uses.
One Tree at a Time: Voices for Tongass
Is it possible to harvest timber from the Tongass National Forest in a sustainable way? Gordon Chew of the Tenakee Logging Company believes it is. Watch as he talks about his selective logging approach to tree harvesting and how it is in stark contrast to the destructive clear-cutting approach of large timber companies.