Terri Marceron presents the Tree to the U.S. Capitol . The 11th Civil Engineer Squadron helps to unwrap the tree at Joint Base Andrews. Maia Draper-Reich on the MV Ptarmagin. Geri Keh at work on the MV Ptarmigan sharing information with visitors about the glacier. Tree cradle being prepared for the Christmas tree. BBVC Interns Maia and Beata with Smokey at Kid's Fish Day in Portage Valley. Sheila Spores plants trees on Prince of Wales Island. Regional Forester Beth Pendleton and Mandy Villwock. John Schank holding his 2014 “Driver of the Year” Award and standing next to Old #27. Jimena on the lookout for shorebirds at 3 Mile Bay. Researchers discovered a brass strap buckle during the excavation. Educating kids on watersheds.


Track the Tree

Kenworth truck donated to drive the tree cross countryWatch as the Capitol Christmas tree is lit on Dec. 2nd

Capitol Christmas Tree Page
Faces of the Chugach Stories
Capitol Christmas Tree on FaceBook


Opportunity for Input on Public Recreation Cabin
Rental Rates in Alaska

Point Amagura Cabin on the Tongass NFWe want your input on the Proposed Cabin Rental Rates for 184 cabins on the Chugach and Tongass national forests by November 30, 2015.

More information can be found at:

Proposed Cabin Rental Rates


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...

Anan Wildlife Observatory

Brown Bear fishing at ANAN

The Anan Wildlife Observatory is 30 miles southeast of the town of Wrangell, located on Anan Creek.  The creek has the largest run of pink salmon in Southeast Alaska providing a salmon buffet for a high density of black and brown bears.

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Wilderness & Wildlife Events

A quick glance at wilderness and wildlife events and festivals around Alaska in 2015.

Artist in Residence

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