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Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Watch now 'Understory: Tongass Forest Documentary' Destruction of Alaskan Coastal Rain Forest

"There was a time when the less greedy you are, and the more you can give, the wealthier you are," said Marina Anderson, Haida, tribal administrator of Kasaan Village, speaking in 'Understory.'

39 minutes
Wild Confluence
Three women set sail on a 350 mile expedition through Alaska’s massive Tongass National Forest, exploring how clearcut logging in this coastal rainforest could affect wildlife, local communities and our planet’s climate. Take action at - submit a comment and help end the destruction of this coastal rain forest.


Film highlights threats to our nation's largest national forest, which includes 17,000 miles of habitat for the region's wild salmon populations.

SITKA, ALASKA — “Understory: A Journey Through the Tongass” follows a young fisherman, Elsa Sebastian, on a 350-mile coastal expedition of last stands of old-growth temperate rainforest in the Tongass National Forest. Joined by biologist Dr. Natalie Dawson and botanical illustrator Mara Menahan, the three women confront the destruction of clearcut logging and document the wild beauty of an ancient ecosystem, home to salmon spawning habitats.

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