A Look Inside Southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest
with Bob Ferris, executive director of Cascadia Wildlands
The Tongass National Forest represents 30% of the world's remaining temperate coastal rainforest, and it's the largest National Forest in the country. Dubbed "The Salmon Forest," the Tongass also acts as a critical carbon sink ameliorating climate change and provides habitat for a myriad of species. Ferris will discuss the interconnectedness of the Tongass, and what that means for the ecosystem — the deer, bear, salmon, wolves, and people who depend on it.
Bob grew up in Silicon Valley as urban sprawl was absorbing the natural playgrounds of his youth. This profound experience was the catalyst for his career in conservation. He has worked for 30 years as a researcher, teacher and advocate working on issues ranging from Yellowstone wolf restoration to stopping coal exports through the Pacific Northwest. In his spare time he looks for that perfect trout stream and is creating an urban homestead with his green architect and artist wife.
This science pub is brought to you by the Alaska Wildernesss League
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