Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council will mark the change in the national administration with a webinar scheduled for Noon Thursday and how that change and the change in leadership in Congress could affect the Tongass National Forest.
Executive Director Meredith Trainor says the presentation is entitled, "Blue Congress - Green Tongass." Trainor will host a conversation with Leah Donahey who is the legislative director for the Alaska Wilderness League.
As a lobbyist based in Washington, D. C., Trainor says Donahey will provide a behind the scene look at the political shift in the nation's capital and new opportunities for legislation that could enshrine Roadless Rule protections for the Tongass. The Alaska Specific Roadless Rule enacted by the Trump Administration exempts the Tongass from the rule.
The webinar begins at Noon Thursday.
Another webinar will be presented a week later on January 28 by SEACC Climate Organizer Matt Jackson that will focus on President Biden's plan to permanently protect thirty percent of U. S. lands and waters by 2030. The "30 by 30 for Alaska" webinar is scheduled for 5:30 that day.