Rough-skinned newt Wilderness ranger assists a young girl use a spotting scope. Mount Edgecumbe volcano is on Kruzof Island in Southeast Alaska Girl Scouts learn about mushrooms Beaver Lake Trail, Sitka Ranger District. Photo by Jeff Wickett Picture of a salmon                             


Alaska Region: Career Adventure I

Abby Lane. Intern with Alaska Region Forest Management.

The Alaska Region offers numerous career opportunities on the Tongass and Chugach National Forests.  On the Tongass there are 10 Ranger District offices, and on the Chugach there are 3. If you are applying for jobs, please take a moment to experience the unique ecosystems that you will be working in that require travel by planes and boats.  See current listing of Alaska Region job openings here...

Celebrating 50 Years of American Wilderness

Wilderness 50th logo

In 2014, our nation will celebrate "50 Years of Wilderness." On September 3, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Wilderness Act. The act defines "Wilderness" as areas where the earth and its communities of life are left unchanged by people, where the primary forces of nature are in control, and where people themselves are visitors who do not remain. A national website has been dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act signing,

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Wilderness, Wildlife, and Events Oh My!

Official poster

Festivals and Events around the Alaska Region