Wilderness and Wildlife Events

There are many wonderful events and festivals planned throughout our state and forests. We hope you use our page as a one-stop shopping list of Alaska Region wilderness events, video screenings, and social media coverage throughout 2015. If you have an event to add to our list please send to our webmaster.

Mushrooms of National Forests in Alaska brochure features 51 species commonly found in South Central AK and can be picked up at your local Chugach Forest Service Office.

You can also view a web based version by clicking HERE!

August 2016

Girdwood Fungas Fair
August 26th - 28th


September 2016

Cordova Fungus Festival
September 2nd - 4th


50th Anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act Celebrations

McKinley Trail Cabin - September 25, 2016 (10am - 1:30pm)
Plaque unveiling at 1pm with refreshments and guest speakers. (PDF of the event)


McKinley Lake Mine - September 25, 2016 (1:30pm - 5pm)
Interpretive hike to Lucky Strike Mine and historic reenactment.  Leave the McKinley Lake TH by 1:30 after the McKinley Trail Cabin event. (PDF of the event)


Cordova Post Office and Court HouseSeptember 27, 2016 (11am - 3pm)
An open house and plaque unveiling - The plaque unveiling will be at 12:30pm and refreshments in the courtroom afterword’s.  There will also be a series of slides on a loop showing in the courtroom of the building during renovations and other times in the past and guest speakers to talk about the building and its history. (PDF of the event)