Beaver chewing on a tree. Cow Parsnip adjacent to an active trail system. Dwarf Dogwood blooming among the ferns in the moss. Starrigavan Creek Cabin, Sitka, Alaska. Two black labs enjoying their hiking adventure with their best friend. Salmon Berries with blooms and new berries.

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Forest Service Seeks Help to Preserve the M/V Chugach Ranger Boat

M/V Chugach underway in 2006.

The Forest Service is seeking to find an alternative use of the historic M/V Chugach, the last wooden ranger boat in the fleet operating in Southeast Alaska.

Mendenhall Beaver Den Cam

Beaver in its den.

Live view inside a beaver den using an infrared camera. The den is located on Steep Creek at the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska. Beavers are nocturnal and usually occupy the lodge during the day. The best viewing times are between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Alaska Standard Time. Brought to you by the friendly folks at the U.S. Forest Service. Watch now!

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Celebrating Wildflowers

Celebrating Wildflowers.

It's that time of year when the wildflowers are blooming so plan a visit to your National Forest today. 

VOTW Artist in Residence

2012 AiR Susan Watkins paints the breathtaking view of College Fiord in Nellie Juan-College Fiord.

The Voices of the Wilderness artist residency is a unique opportunity.


America's Public Lands Explained

National Forests.

What’s the difference between a national park, national forest and national monument?

Wilderness & Wildlife Events

A quick glance at wilderness and wildlife events and festivals around Alaska.

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