Troop 40 removing invasive plants at Twin Lakes – Photo courtesy of the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council

Talk on the Rock is KSTK’s live call-in show. Every Tuesday at 1pm we welcome a guest to discuss events and topics of interest to our little island town. For this week’s episode, host June Leffler spoke with the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council. SEACC has been around for almost four decades with the mission to preserve the Tongass National Forest and Southeast waters. Staff Scientist Guy Archibald talked about contributors to water pollution in our area, such as mining and cruise ships. Executive Director Meredith Trainor discussed how SEACC is tackling a possible Alaska exemption from the Roadless Rule. Generally, the rule prohibits development in untouched areas of our national forests.

SEACC will be in Wrangell this weekend. It will host a potluck Saturday at the Old Gym at 6:30PM to discuss where a Tongass specific Roadless Rule stands. And Monday at 6:30PM in the Nolan Center, there will be a presentation on the potential impacts of the Galore Creek Mine in British Columbia.