Conservationists hike through a 600-year old uncut old growth forest of tall trees. It can take a 1000 years for spruce, hemlock and Sitka cedar to grow and tower over a lush forest floor.
Tongass National Forest in Alaska's Southeast is the world's largest remaining intact coastal temperate rain forest. Nearly 17 million acres provides habitat for the largest population of Bald Eagles in the world.
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