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Tongass National Forest
JULY 2007
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Logging's Legacy
The Alaska Panhandle, which holds some of Earth's most majestic forests, is a complex patchwork of ownership—federal, state, native corporation, private—with varying protection from logging and development. Federal law protects 5.7 million acres (2.3 million hectares), but those do not include some of the most valuable old-growth timber.

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