Sitka Black Tail Deer on Prince of Wales Island. Beaver chewing on a tree. Cow Parsnip adjacent to an active trail system. Two black labs enjoying their hiking adventure with their best friend. Starrigavan Creek Cabin, Sitka, Alaska. Black labs picking salmon berries.

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Tongass National Forest – Forest Plan Amendment

Sitka Black Tail Deer on Prince of Wales Island.

Since May 24, 2014, the Tongass National Forest has been working on a proposed amendment to the 2008 Tongass Land and Resource Management Plan (Tongass Forest Plan Amendment). The Forest Service developed five alternatives for detailed analysis in response to the significant issues, including the No Action Alternative.  Alternative 5 (Preferred Alternative) is based on the recommendations from the Tongass Advisory Committee (TAC), a formally established Federal Advisory Committee that was chartered to advise the Secretary and Chief on transitioning the Tongass National Forest to young-growth forest management.


Forest Service Seeks Help to Preserve the M/V Chugach Ranger Boat

M/V Chugach underway in 2006.

The Forest Service is seeking to find an alternative use of the historic M/V Chugach, the last wooden ranger boat in the fleet operating in Southeast Alaska.


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Mendenhall Beaver Den Cam

Beaver in its den.

Live view inside a beaver den using an infrared camera. Read More...

Celebrating Wildflowers

Celebrating Wildflowers.

It's that time of year when the wildflowers are blooming so plan a visit to your National Forest today. 


VOTW Artist in Residence

2012 AiR Susan Watkins paints the breathtaking view of College Fiord in Nellie Juan-College Fiord.

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

America's Public Lands Explained

National Forests.

What’s the difference between a national park, national forest and national monument?

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