Land & Resources Management

Tongass National Forest Landscape with WildflowersManagement of the Tongass National Forest follows the guidance of the Tongass Land Management Plan, first completed in 1979 and most recently amended in 2008. The plan incorporates an adaptive management strategy.

People throughout America and the world perceive Alaska as an extraordinary place that should be maintained at the highest standard. Our forest is unique in having no threatened or endangered species. Healthy, productive salmon populations sustain subsistence and recreational uses, as well as a commercial fishery that is vital to the economy of Alaska. Our forest ecosystems are healthy and self-sustaining within their natural ranges of variation.


Forest Plan Five-Year Review Project

Tongass National Forest Ariel Photo

The Tongass National Forest is looking for feedback on its main guiding document, the 2008 Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan) on the heels of the plan’s five year anniversary.