Woman hiking on the Chugach National Forest. Friends celebrated the Wrangell Bear Fest by making their own bear masks. Photo by Corree Delabrue. Raven Trail offers a wheelchair-accessible, barrier-free path. A black bear investigating woodborer trap. Alaskan wild sockeye Fisheries biologist Pete Schneider uses rock to protect fish cam conduit in Steep Creek.                             


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.

Attention Forest Service Women: Stories Wanted 1960s through Present

Helen Dowe, One of the First Female Lookouts, on the Pike National Forest.

Sue Wight Sutherland is interested in networking with women who started Forest Service careers and became trailblazers that changed the culture of the Forest Service. 

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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