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The Alaskan Tongass forest is a mystical place that's home to babbling brooks and precious animal habitats. It's one of the few untouched parts of nature that should remain wild and free of development. But the Sealaska Native Corporation, a private institution, is threatening to take ownership of close to 70,000 acres of the Tongass. If this happens, Sealaska will be free to do what it pleases with the land.

The Southeast Alaska Native Land Entitlement Finalization Act (S. 881), if passed, would grant this land to the Sealaska Native Corporation. Write to the chairman of the United States committee on Energy and Natural Resources voicing your opposition to S. 881. We can't afford to privatize the Tongass and risk losing one of the most pristine forests left.

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Dear Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Ron Wyden:

I am writing to voice my concern over The Southeast Alaska Native Land Entitlement Finalization Act (S. 881), and its possible implications for the future of the Tongass forest. If passed, S. 881 would grant 70,000 acres of the Tongass to the Sealaska Native Corporation. We need to keep this land public so that no private institution has the ability to interfere with its animal habitats, plant growth, and pristine water bodies.

The Tongass forest is just one of few national parks that is still untouched by modern industry or human development. Putting it into the hands of a private corporation would threaten the future well-being of the forest and the life that inhabits it.

Please oppose S. 881 and encourage your colleagues to do the same. We need to take steps toward preserving the precious flora and fauna we have left on this planet.

Thanks for your time.

Petition Signatures


Jul 21, 2018 carri perani-welsh
Jul 21, 2018 Roberta R Czarnecki
Jul 21, 2018 sammia Panciocco Can't believe we are thinking and doing this! This is disturbing and what a really horrible human race, we are! This is SICK!
Jul 20, 2018 Nancy Willetts
Jul 19, 2018 Samantha Bentley Keep this land public to stop the Sealaska Native Corp from interfering with the animal habitats, plant growth or water bodies
Jul 19, 2018 Beau Ryba
Jul 19, 2018 Robert Reed
Jul 18, 2018 nathalie van manen
Jul 1, 2018 Christina Lane
Jun 29, 2018 Mary Aktimur
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Jun 29, 2018 graciela rodriguez-sero
Jun 29, 2018 ANGELIQUE MCCLEAN
Jun 28, 2018 Jacklyn Yancy
Jun 24, 2018 Marc Ochs
Jun 21, 2018 Muriel BOU
Jun 17, 2018 Axa Tolonen
Jun 13, 2018 Rick Hodorowich
Jun 13, 2018 Dena Shelangoski
Jun 12, 2018 Maria Angeles Leorza Arechavaleta
Jun 8, 2018 Ana Chen
Jun 8, 2018 Kathy Dorr
Jun 8, 2018 mona boggio
Jun 8, 2018 Evangeline Miranda
Jun 8, 2018 Karen Statkiewicz
May 30, 2018 CATHY TONARELLI
May 30, 2018 みどり 中川
May 28, 2018 Mariana Lukacova
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May 23, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 23, 2018 Barb Breese
May 22, 2018 mindy bradburn
May 22, 2018 Theresa Rose
May 22, 2018 Charmaine McCarroll
May 22, 2018 Lauren Madican
May 21, 2018 Sheila Leveque
May 21, 2018 Diane Parks
May 21, 2018 Lily Wong
May 19, 2018 Marilynn Baldwin
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May 15, 2018 Leila Martirez
May 14, 2018 MICHELLE BARROS
May 14, 2018 Ethelyn Barksdale
May 14, 2018 sandra Schomberg
May 14, 2018 Lisa Delabre
May 13, 2018 Karen Wagner
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May 9, 2018 Corinne WOITIEZ
May 9, 2018 Lynne Minore
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