Make your voice heard — comment on a proposed amendment to the management plan for America’s largest national forest – the Tongass in Southeast Alaska. The wild salmon spawned and reared in the Tongass National Forest represent approximately 70 percent of all wild salmon harvested from our national forests, roughly 24 percent of Alaska’s overall salmon catch, about 30 percent of the salmon caught on the West Coast of the United States and close to 13 percent of the salmon harvested on the Pacific Rim. It’s no wonder that the Tongass is referred to as the “salmon forest.”
The Tongass plan amendment includes higher levels of protection for over 70 of the Tongass’ most productive watersheds. This is a tremendous opportunity to encourage the Forest Service to follow through on these positive proposals.
Click through to comment: http://bit.ly/TongassFishing. The comment period ends February 22, so act quickly!