The Tongass National Forest is located in the panhandle of Alaska.
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Steep Creek Fish Cam July 2014

Sockey salmon in Steep Creek, Juneau, Alaska

Recent News


2008 Tongass Land Management Plan Amendment

2008 TLMP Amendment

The Tongass National Forest announced that it will be amending the 2008 Tongass Land Management Plan.  A five year review of the current plan found that changes need to be made in order to meet the forest’s goals of transitioning to a predominantly young growth-based timber program in the next 10-15 years.  The Tongass has also launched a federal advisory committee (Tongass Advisory Committee) to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service on the transition to young growth timber, including the forest plan amendment. 

Greens Creek Mine Tailings Expansion Project

Greens Creek Mine Tailings Expansion Project

The Tongass National Forest issued a decision to allow a limited expansion of Hecla Greens Creek Mining Company’s (GCM) tailings facility in Admiralty Island National Monument (ANM).

Tongass National Forest Supervisor Forrest Cole selected a modified Alternative D from the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), with those modifications described in the Record of Decision (ROD). The primary modification is not to authorize construction of a second tailings disposal facility in the Fowler Creek watershed as described in Alternatives C and D of the Final EIS.

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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.

Shades of Green

Shades of Green

Watch our series of videos to get an idea for what it’s like to live and work on the Tongass!

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