THE TONGASS: Stop the Cut, There are Salmon in the Trees
by Robert Glenn Ketchum
In 1985, I began a 2-year commission to explore the Tongass rainforest, the largest forest in the United States Forest Service (USFS) system AND the largest temperate rainforest in the world. It was a unique, old-growth environment under siege from industrial logging. The resulting investigative book I published helped to pass the Tongass Timber Reform Bill, protect 1,000,000 acres of old-growth, and create 11 new wilderness areas. This is the story of how that was achieved.
~Robert Glenn Ketchum
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
THE TONGASS: Stop the Cut, There are Salmon in the Trees, #265
Off of the main road out of Juneau, which follows the shoreline, there are some branches, likely created as logging. or mining, roads that take you up into higher elevations. As Carey, and I, are just killing time in between specific trips, we wander up several of these spurs to explore. This was an especially lush, swampy meadow which we came across, and stopped to enjoy for awhile. As it would turn out, this is the image the editors at Aperture chose as the cover of my book, The Tongass: Alaska’s Vanishing Rainforest.
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