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



Each National Forest and Grassland is governed by a land management plan (forest plan) in accordance with the National Forest Management Act (NFMA). Forest plans set desired conditions, standards, and guidelines for management, protection, and use of the forest. Monitoring conditions on the forest ensures projects are done in accordance with plan direction and determines effects that might require a change in the forest plan.

Rescheduled Planning Meetings for November 2013

  • Girdwood & Whittier combo meeting:
    Wednesday November 13, 6:00-9:00 pm
  • Girdwood Community Center
  • Anchorage: Wednesday, November 20, 6:00-9:00 pm
    Chugach National Forest 161 E. 1st Avenue, Door 8

The Chugach National Forest Land Management Plan was last revised in 2002 and efforts are currently underway to begin the next revision phase. The following links will direct you to current land managment direction or current forest plan revision.


Community Based Angler Management Plan

The catch and harvest by sport anglers on the Copper River Delta from 2000 to 2004 was two to three times greater than in the 1990’s (Marston 2005). 

The June 2013 CNF Plan Revision Newsletter

Keep up-to-date with the latest news about the Chugach National Forest Plan Revision by downloading the current newsletter, including a message from the Forest Supervisor, and other links.