Forest Focus Podcasts

Forest Focus Podcast logoForest Focus is an audio program about the Forests in Alaska. Episodes focus on issues such as ecological restoration, recreation, tribal relations and much more.



Episode 7: Bats in Alaska? Yes - five species.

Regional Wildlife Program Manager Cheryl Carrothers shares why bats are important where we live.


Episode 6: Nugget Falls Trail Dedication

The Tongass National Forest’s newest pedestrian attraction, Nugget Falls Trail, will be dedicated at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on National Public Lands Day September 24, 2011.


Episode 5: Climate Change in the Alaska Region

Wayne Owen the director of Wildlife, Fisheries, Ecology, Watershed, and Subsistence, Forest Service-Alaska Region, talks about the effects of climate change in the Alaska Region.


Episode 4: Fungus Festival - Girdwood & Cordova, Alaska

Two festivals popping up that will celebrate wild mushrooms in Girdwood  and Cordova, Alaska giving aficionados of all things mycological plenty to see and do.


Episodes 3 through 3.7: Forest Reflections Series

A collection of reflections on memorable experiences, events and places from people who have lived, worked and played in the Chugach and Tongass national forests.


Episode 2: Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival

The Festival provides the ideal opportunity for bird watchers to be part of this epic migration. Many activities, workshops and community events are offered throughout the festival.


Episode 1: America's Rainforest: A look at the Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center

ACRC fosters a collaborative environment that expands and enhances education and research opportunities by coordinating activities among cooperating agencies.

Key Contacts

Regional Public Affairs

Mary Chislock
(907) 586-8803

Wendy Zirngibl
External Affairs
(907) 586-8892


Forest Public Affairs

Chugach National Forest

Mona Spargo
Public Affairs & Partnerships
(907) 743-9572


Tongass National Forest

Kent Cummins
Public Affairs & Partnerships
(907) 228-6201