The Chugach National Forest is located south central part of the Alaska mainland.
Where is this Forest?


A firefighter walks out of smoking forest towards the camera.

CNF : photo courtesy Kevin Laves

Juneau Lake Fire: Firefighters work in brush and rugged, steep terrain similar to that where Tim Charnon encountered a sub-adult brown bear.

Recent News


New Fire Information page on Chugach National Forest website

To see current fire information and links to news releases and related forest orders all in one spot, visit the new Chuagch National Forest Fire Information page.

April 2015 - New Forest Plan Revision Information Available

We have posted several documents that summarize the plan revision evaluations completed during winter 2015.

These include: Preliminary Need to Change the Forest Plan, a Review of Wild and Scenic River Eligibility, and a draft Wilderness Area inventory and Evaluation. The Spring 2015 Plan Revision newsletter, an interactive map of the area, and the opportunity to comment on-line can also be found here.

Coming later this summer: Species of Conservation Concern and Tentative Timber Suitability determinations.

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Phase II of Resurrection Creek Restoration

The Final Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Record of Decision are now available.

Great Day-Trips on the Chugach

Some great ways to see the Forest one day at a time. These day-trips could be a starting off point for the next grand adventure, and can stand on their own as vacation defining destinations.


Chugach Children's Forest

Get Out. Go Wild. Change the Future.

Visit the new Chugach Children’s Forest website and see how it leads to exciting opportunities for Alaska’s youth and communities.

The myalaskaforests blog

Check out current happenings on both the Chugach and Tongass National Forests on our blog, Sponsored by the National Forest Foundation.

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