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.
Rooted In The Rainforest: Voices for Tongass
The President of the Organized Village of Kake, Joel Jackson knows the importance of the Tongass National Forest for tribes and Indigenous Peoples of Southeast Alaska. It is their home as it has been for thousands of years, and it provides a source of food security. Watch as he explains how it is his life’s work to preserve the Tongass for future generations.