Some NCCC team members jump for joy in Yakuta, Alaska. Achilles transport. Rachel Ertz, U.S. Forest Service, and Kimberly Anderson, Student Conservation Association, staff the Copper River Delta is home to us all mural coloring station. Macy, a student at the Hydaburg Culture Camp in July, proudly displays a product of the fly tying class..Sitka Black Tail Deer on Prince of Wales Island. Two black labs enjoying their hiking adventure with their best friend.   


The Fish Cams are live

Sockeye in Steep CreekMendenhall Fish Cam on the Tongass here!
Crooked Creek Fish Cam on the Chugach here!

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.

49 Sites in the 49th State

49 Sites in the 49th State.Join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act (October 15th, 2016). We’d like to start the celebration by highlighting 49 Sites in the 49th State (Alaska). Please enjoy your virtual tour of these very special places.


Bear Facts & Safety

Bear Facts & Safety Tips Logo.

The national forests of Alaska are home to thousands of black bears (Ursus americanus) and brown bears (Ursus arctos), and many people come to Alaska to see wild bears.

Know before you go! 

Alaska Region Trail Information

Two black labs enjoying their hiking adventure with their best friend.

Everyday can be a great day to take a hike, so get out and enjoy your National Forest with your best friends.

Chugach Trail information

Tongass Trail information


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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?

Wilderness & Wildlife Events

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

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