September 2016 Newsletter
September 23, 2016 at 5:09 am
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GSACC’s September 2016 Newsletter is ready for you to download – here. Topics covered include: • Murkowski’s bills to carve up the Tongass • The Juneau/Lynn Canal Road rears its head again • Our objection to the Tongass Forest Plan Amendment • Status of our Big Thorne lawsuit • Our work & successes on state […]

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Letter to Senator Lisa A. Murkowski
September 19, 2016 at 7:19 pm

15 September 2016 The Greater Southeast Alaska Conservation Community (GSACC) is a grassroots regional environmental (501 c.3) nonprofit formed in 2011. GSACC’s mission is, “To defend and promote the biological integrity of Southeast Alaska’s terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems for the benefit of current and future generations.” Our volunteer board is composed of career professionals […]

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GSACC’s Position: S. 3006 and the Mental Health Trust Debacle
September 17, 2016 at 10:23 pm

My Turn: A better solution for the mental health lands debacle Posted: September 7, 2016 – 12:03am By BECKY KNIGHT FOR THE JUNEAU EMPIRE The Greater Southeast Alaska Conservation Community believes there are better solutions than a land exchange to solve the highly controversial Alaska Mental Health Trust debacle. The exchange is detailed in Sen. […]

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Action Alert — Comments on the TLMP Amendment due Feb. 22
February 9, 2016 at 10:25 pm
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Download this TLMP Action Alert  (PDF) Public comments on the Forest Service’s Amendment to the Tongass Land Management Plan (TLMP) are due by Monday Feb. 22. We hope you will pitch-in by taking a bit of time to send your opinions to the agency, since this is a really big deal. TLMP rarely gets changed, […]

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GSACC Joins National Grassroots Coalition Opposing Industrial Biomass
January 27, 2016 at 9:08 pm

June 30, 2013 Dear Chairman Ron Wyden and Members of Congress: In a January 30, 2013 letter to President Obama, you and fifteen of your colleagues in the U.S. Senate wrote that “pollution can cause asthma attacks, heart and lung disease, cancer, damage to the reproductive system, strokes, and premature death.” [1] You said that […]

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Catching up. We’ve been active!
November 17, 2015 at 8:33 am
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Here is an overdue update to this issues column, covering our many actions over the interim to defend Southeast’s environment. The work has left us no time for documentation, until now. Here is a report you can download, describing our extensive accomplishments over the interim: GSACC’s Accomplishments – August 2014 through September 2015.

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GSACC Opposition to Sealaska Legislation– LA Times
March 20, 2015 at 8:46 pm

Massive bill would protect some wilderness, open other public land – LA Times A massive military policy bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives last week, now awaiting approval by the Senate, contains something you might not expect: dozens of public-land measures that would redefine the use of hundreds of thousands of acres of […]

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GSACC sues to stop Big Thorne logging
September 5, 2014 at 1:54 am
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Last week GSACC sued the Forest Service over its Big Thorne logging project, on Prince of Wales Island. We are joined by four other organizations in the suit. Big Thorne is by far the largest logging project on the Tongass since the pulp mill era ended nearly two decades ago. In a formal declaration in […]

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GSACC Protests Juneau Road $35 Million Capital Budget Item
May 3, 2014 at 9:58 am
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GSACC sent this letter to Governor Parnell on May 1:  [Download] Governor Sean Parnell P.O. Box 110001 Juneau, AK 99811 Dear Governor Parnell Subject: Legislature’s Proposed $35 Million Capital Budget Item – Juneau Access Project As a region-wide organization with a board and membership consisting primarily of Southeast Alaska residents, the Greater Southeast Alaska Conservation Community […]

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Wolves of the Alexander Archipelago Need Protection
December 12, 2013 at 2:04 am

For thousands of years the distinctive image of black wolves roaming the snow-covered islands of the Alexander Archipelago has been an iconic part of Southeast Alaska’s natural history. But even in this remote stretch of more than 1,000 islands and glaciated peaks, the Alexander Archipelago wolf has been no match for industrial logging, road building […]

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