There are few national forests that can boast breaching whales, ice blue glaciers, ancient forests, and the highest density of black bears in the world. But then again, Alaska's Tongass National Forest is not just any forest.
For decades, logging companies have wanted to clear out the giant moss-covered trees, and mining companies have wanted to exploit the riches beneath its soil. But thanks to the vigilance of groups like Earthjustice, the Tongass has for the most part remained pristine and intact. Check out our special feature about the ongoing fight to preserve this remarkable place.