Tell the U.S. Forest Service: Keep the Tongass National Forest protected

RE: Docket Number 2018-18937

Dear Acting Deputy Chief of the Forest Service Christopher B. French,

The Tongass National Forest in Alaska is the world's largest temperate rainforest and one of America's most valuable wild places. Removing the Tongass from the protection of the Roadless Area Conservation Rule, which protects wild areas in the Tongass and other national forests, would threaten its ancient spruce, hemlock, and red and yellow cedars -- and the blacktail deer, brown bears, wolves, marbled murrelets, bald eagles and many other species that call the 17 million-acre forest home.

I strongly urge you to keep the Tongass National Forest under the protection of the Roadless Area Conservation Rule.