Picture of icec cave collapse. Aerial photo above Mendenhall Glacier ice cave. Smokey Bear gets a hug. A black bear investigating woodborer trap. Alaskan wild sockeye Fisheries biologist Pete Schneider uses rock to protect fish cam conduit in Steep Creek.                             

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BEARFEST- A celebration of the Bears of Alaska

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July 23-27, Wrangell, Alaska. Watch and learn about bears at the Anan Wildlife Observatory; Attend the bear symposium and photograpy workshops. Listen to live music. Enter the photo contest or marathon...and much, much more. For the daily list of events click here.

Celebrating 50 Years of American Wilderness

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In 2014, our nation will celebrate "50 Years of Wilderness." On September 3, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Wilderness Act. The act defines "Wilderness" as areas where the earth and its communities of life are left unchanged by people, where the primary forces of nature are in control, and where people themselves are visitors who do not remain. A national website has been dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act signing, www.wilderness50th.org.

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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