Alaskan wild sockeye Fisheries biologist Pete Schneider uses rock to protect fish cam conduit in Steep Creek. Rust fungus on highbush cranberry leaf. Anglers fishing. Larvae of the striped alder sawfly which feed gregariously on alder leaves. Rough-skinned newt                          


Mendenhall Lake, Campground, Trails Closing for Public Safety During Flood Event

Juneau, AK July 10, 2014, 6:00 p.m.—FLOOD WARNING ISSUED FOR MENDENHALL LAKE AND RIVER AREAS. People residing in the areas of View Drive, and along Riverside Drive towards the Mendenhall River may see flooding. Recognize that even if water does not crest the banks it is possible for streets to become flooded through the storm drain system.
Juneau, AK, July 10, 2014, 5:15 p.m. — In anticipation of a significant glacier outburst flood affecting Mendenhall Lake and Mendenhall River, the Tongass National Forest is preparing to close a number of recreation facilities adjacent to the lake and prohibiting the use of watercraft on the lake itself. The National Weather Service has predicted that Mendenhall Lake will reach a record flood stage on Friday.


Alaska Regional Forester Announces New Deputy Regional Forester

R10 Deputy Regional Forester Becky Nourse

Alaska Regional Forester Beth Pendleton announced that new Deputy Regional Forester Rebecca (Becky) Nourse will report on July 28, replacing Ruth Monahan who retired in early May after a 35-year career with the U.S. Forest Service.

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...

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Alaska Adventures on the Chugach National Forest

From fishing the Russian and Kenai Rivers, to camping and hiking an extensive trail system.

Wilderness, Wildlife, and Events-Oh My!

Festivals and Events around the Alaska Region