Inside view of Discovery Center. View of Mendenhall Glacier from the visitor center. Tongass Advisory Council pose for picture. The trail crew pauses work to celebrate the bridge’s construction. Kate stands beside Alaska Railroad train. Picturesque photo of Portage Lake by Burnie Schultz.                               


Voices of the Wilderness 2015 summer residencies.

Artist conducting study.

We are pleased to announce that there are more opportunities than ever before—ten Alaskan wilderness areas hosted by the US Forest Service, National Park Service and US Fish & Wildlife Service will be selecting artists for next summer to be partnered with wilderness experts and engaged in stewardship duties, while residing in a backcountry setting. 

Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center

Logo for Chugach National Forest Avalanche Center.
Our mission is to increase avalanche awareness in the Turnagain area through advisories and public education. Forecasts are updated seven days a week, during the winter, on this website or via our phone hot line at (907) 754-2369 by 7 am.

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Artist in Residence

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