The Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska is the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world and is one of America’s most important forests for tackling climate change. The Tongass is home to wide swaths of old-growth trees that have been absorbing carbon from the atmosphere for centuries and support more than 400 species of wildlife. For millennia, the Tongass and its abundant natural resources have sustained the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian peoples who rely on the forest for subsistence and cultural practices. In January 2023, the Biden administration restored Roadless Rule protections for more than 9 million acres of the Tongass National Forest and ended large-scale logging of old-growth timber across the forest’s entire 16 million acres. By restoring and enhancing protections for one of the world’s best sponges for absorbing planet warming emissions, the Biden administration has reaffirmed its commitment to advancing environmental justice and addressing the climate crisis through the use of natural climate solutions.