The Tongass National Forest is the largest national forest in the United States at 17 million acres. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

The Tongass National Forest is the largest national forest in the United States at 17 million acres. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

USFS offers email updates on Tongass projects

People interested in keeping up-to-date project happenings on the Tongass National Forest can sign up for email lists. The U.S. Forest Service uses these lists to send out information, newsletters, notices and documents on Tongass projects that fall under the National Environmental Policy Act.

The email system gives users control over which lists they subscribe to and enables people to receive information on current and future projects they may be interested in.

NEPA requires that the USFS make information available to the public before decisions are made and before actions are taken. In a NEPA project, the Forest Service asks for and considers public input, and analyzes and discloses the environmental effects of projects and activities on National Forest System lands (i.e. trail construction, timber harvest, and fish and wildlife habitat enhancement).

The email lists can be found on the Tongass webpage at https://www.fs.usda.gov/tongass/ by navigating to the “Forest Mailing List” link in the “Quick Links” box on the right side of the page.

People interested in Tongass NEPA projects can also sign up for postal mail alerts. To do so, contact Michelle Putz at (907) 747-4278 to sign up for postal mail or with questions about our electronic system.

For interviews and information to be used for publication, contact the Tongass Public Affairs Officer at (907) 228-6201.

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