The Trump administration is proposing to exempt Alaska's Tongass National Forest from long-standing protections against logging and development, opening the door for potential timber harvesting on 165,000 acres of old-growth forest.
The U.S. Forest Service last week issued its final decision for a regional logging project, which has been reduced in size from the original proposal by more than 9,000 acres. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon spoke with Matt Reed of High Country Conservation Advocates about the shift.
Peter Hart is staff attorney for Carbondale’s Wilderness Workshop, a public lands watchdog group whose work largely depends on the National Environmental Policy Act. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with him about this week’s Denver NEPA hearings and what’s at stake if the proposed revisions to the Act are approved.