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Roadless Rule, Galore Creek Mine hot topics during SEACC visit


Caleb Vierkant / Wrangell Sentinel

Meredith Trainor, with the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, welcoming everybody to their potluck dinner on Saturday night, March 2. During the potluck, members of SEACC discussed the federal Roadless Rule, and the state government's recent actions to see about creating a state-specific rule that could open up more of the Tongass National Forest for development.

WRANGELL - The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, SEACC, was founded in 1970 to protect the land and wildlife of the Tongass National Forest. The SEACC board of directors is made up of people who have made this region their home, from Seattle to Yakutat. Current Board President Stephen Todd is a Wrangell resident. SEACC board members and staff all came to Wrangell this past week to hold meetings on topics they felt were of public interest. The main two topics that were brought up were the Roadless Rule and the Galore Creek Mine.

The council held a potluck dinner at at the community gym...

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