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Logging in the Tongass. Logging in the Tongass National Forest in Alaska (Coursework Sample)

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Geography assignment:
For this assignment, you will read the article published this week(attached), on logging in Tongass National Forest in Alaska.
Read and reflect on the article, then answer the following questions in a Word or PDF doc.

1. Where is Tongass National Forest, and what is special about it?
2. What is the Roadless Rule and why is it important?
3. What is the federal government's rationale for lifting the Roadless Rule?
4. In what way is this an Environmental Justice issue?

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Logging in the Tongass National Forest in Alaska
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Logging in the Tongass National Forest in Alaska
Southeast Alaska is home to the largest unfragmented temperate rainforest in the United States (U.S.) occupying 16.7 million acres of land space. This figure illustrates that the entire state of West Virginia pales in size. The largest intact forest serves a major function in establishing a better ecological balance. It achieves this feat by storing 8% of the total carbon in the U.S. forests. Experts indicate that this level is equivalent to half of the country’s carbon emissions in 2017(Reynolds, 2020). 

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