Is the Tongass key to slowing climate change?

1 August 2014

The Tongass National Forest is in the crosshairs of environmental organizations again. Two large coalitions are pressuring the Obama administration to stop all old-growth logging, in part to fight climate change.

The Sierra Club, Alaska Wilderness League and Natural Resources Defense Council are among the groups calling for an end to old-growth clear-cutting in the Southeast Alaska forest.

At the same time, 60 organizations acting as the Federal Forest Carbon Coalition are calling for changes in forest management to address what they call “the climate crisis.”

Read more at KTOO Public Radio.