In response to the U.S. Forest Service’s proposal to exempt the Tongass from the Roadless Rule—a move that would lift protections and expose a vitally important landscape to logging and resource extraction—we support Alternative #1, No Action.

A letter from Policy Director Hilary Eisen on the work we’ve been doing this month: forest planning in California and Alaska, Climb the Hill, winter travel planning in the Plumas National Forest, and more.

I climbed a number of hills this month: after Capitol Hill, I went to the Wind River range for some backcountry climbing. And throughout it all, we have been planning the 8th Biennial Grassroots Advocacy Conference.