Local community leaders, community members, and employees gather near a major tributary of the Harris River to celebrate its renaming at the Prince of Wales Restoration Celebration in August 2011.
Groups represented include the Craig Tribal Association, the Hydaberg Cooperative Association, the Klawock Tribal Association, the National Forest Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, the Student
Conservation Association, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Village of Kasaan.
Stewardship of the Tongass is a collaborative effort. From the many partners who join us in work and play, to the volunteers who donate their time and energy, to the Alaska Native Tribes who have been
stewards of the forest since time immemorial, the Tongass brings all of us together.
Partnerships enable all of us to improve both forest and community health in ways that we could not accomplish alone.
Volunteers and Service Program
Volunteers and Service Program (VSP) participants fill critical needs on the Tongass National Forest.
Alaska Natives have fished, hunted, and lived on lands now established as the Tongass National Forest since time immemorial.