New Direction for the Tongass Will Help Grow Businesses, a Sustainable Economy - Juneau Empire
Southeast Alaska is a vibrant place — culturally, ecologically, and economically. The Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people have been stewards of this incredible place since time immemorial — a place where we work and call home. Ensuring a bright future for Southeast today requires us, and all who depend on the region, to do our part to support healthy waters, forests, economies and communities.
One thing that makes Southeast special is how our economy is built on the health and productivity of the surrounding Tongass National Forest and other lands. Approximately 25% of our jobs come from the tourism and seafood industries that depend on Southeast Alaska forests and rivers.