Unfortunately, yes. As recently as July there was approval for the clearing of 382 acres of primary forest in Tongass National Forest in Alaska. The area was awarded by timber sale to Pacific Log and Lumber to produce 3.8 million board feet of wood. The US is ranked seventh in the amount of primary forest loss and lost 831 square miles between 2000 and 2005.
To add, in Louisiana, Texas, Florida and other gulf states old growth cypress trees are being logged and made into garden mulch. People in those states have been fighting them for years to get them to stop logging them because they are the states best natural defense against hurricanes and there are many other types of mulches that don’t need to clear cut cypress trees to get it!
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