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Amazon to Alaska: Trump Reveals Deforestation Plans for Alaskan Rainforest

Nature and Environments: Writer Katie Byng-Hall Sheds Light On Trumps Controversial Plans For Alaskas Natural Treasure

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Donald Trump has ordered the US Department of Agriculture to open up a significant portion of the Tongass Rainforest in Alaska to potential logging, mining, and other corporate ventures.

5.7 million acres of the National Forest, which is 16.7 million acres in total, has been designated a protected wilderness since 2016, but Trump’s plans could threaten up to 9.5 million of the remaining acres of trees.

Tongass, the world’s largest temperate rainforest, was first designated a National Forest by Roosevelt in 1902, and now spans 500 miles across Southeast Alaska. The forest is home to