Iconic Alaskan Yellow Cedar Considered For Endangered Protection

April 9, 2015 5:25 PM

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Iconic Alaskan Yellow Cedar Considered For Endangered Protection

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An iconic Alaska tree may warrant protection as a threatened or endangered species due to climate warming, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday.

The agency will begin a status review of yellow cedar, a tree revered and used by Native Alaska cultures and valued as of high value to the timber industry.

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