TRCP Community: Conservation Field Notes

The TRCP has teamed up with Steven Rinella, host of the show MeatEater on the Sportsman Channel, to serve you up a helping of conservation. Paired with each exciting new episode where Rinella follows in hot pursuit of great hunts and killer food, the “TRCP’s Conservation Field Notes” features Rinella on location talking about key conservation issues related to that hunt. Watch the latest video below and sign up to get involved today… because great habitat means great hunting!

Habitat Management Strategies for Alaska’s Tongass National Forest

Steven Rinella emphasizes the value of undeveloped winter range for Sitka black-tailed deer in southeastern Alaska’s Tongass National Forest.

• Created by Theodore Roosevelt in 1908, the Tongass National Forest is the largest national forest in the United States at 17 million acres.

• Safeguarding the last remaining undeveloped forests in the Tongass National Forest is key to maintaining the region’s high deer populations and high quality hunting.

• The U.S. Department of Agriculture and others are working to transition the traditional southeast Alaska economy so public lands management benefits both people and wildlife.

• The proposed “Sealaska” legislation could end public ownership and access on more than 70,000 acres of the highest quality national forest lands in southeast Alaska.

Learn more about natural resource management challenges in the Tongass National Forest:

* U.S. Forest Service: Transition framework for the Tongass National Forest

* Sportsmen’s Alliance for Alaska

* Trout Unlimited


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