Robert Stovall. Picture of Laurie Craig with Mendenhall Glacier in the background. Aspen leaf miner in a cottonwood leaf. A picture of bears fishing in Anan Creek. Mist over the Tongass National Forest. Inside view of Discovery Center.                                  


The Chugach, America’s most northerly National Forest

Begich, Boggs Visitor Center

This stunning landscape stretches across south-central Alaska, from the salty waters and snowy peaks of Prince William Sound to the fabulous salmon and trout streams of the Kenai Peninsula, covering an area the size of New Hampshire. It is one of the few places left in the world where glaciers still grind valleys into the hard rock of the earth.

The Tongass, America's largest National Forest

Covering most of Southeast Alaska, surrounding the famous Inside Passage, the Tongass offers unique chances to view eagles, bears, spawning salmon, and the breath-taking vistas of "wild" Alaska. You can take a sled-dog ride on a glacier, hike boardwalk trails, fish in streams or the ocean, or just relax at a remote cabin.

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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.