The Tongass National Forest is located in the panhandle of Alaska.
Where is this Forest?

Picture of Tailings Facility Overview From Plane Person in the woods looking at the trees Picture of male Rufous hummingbird.


Tongass Advisory Committee

Tongass Advisory Committee

The Tongass Advisory Committee will advise the Secretary of Agriculture, through the Chief of the Forest Service, by providing advice and recommendations for developing an ecologically, socially, and economically sustainable forest management strategy on the Tongass National Forest.  Recommendations and advice may inform modification of the 2008 Tongass Land Management Plan.

50th Wilderness Anniversary

50th Wilderness Anniversary

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. To see what celebrations are taking place on the Tongass NF, please visit our Wilderness, Wildlife, and Events page.

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Forest Plan Five-Year Review Project

Tongass National Forest Ariel Photo

The Tongass National Forest is soliciting feedback on the Forest Plan. Click here to learn more and get involved.

Young Growth Management on the Tongass

Cascading sunrise on Petersburg Ranger District by Paul Olson.

The future of timber management on the Tongass is in young growth forestry, but the transition to young growth harvest will not happen overnight. Read about the FS's vision and goals.


TIP Tongass Integrated Plan: Managing the Tongass National Forest

Tongass National Forest

Over the past year the Tongass NF has worked diligently to create a 5-year schedule of integrated forest management activities. We now share this completed (TIP) effort with you.  

Transition Framework

Transition Framework

Learn more about this visionary initiative that includes businesses, communities, and government.

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