The Tongass National Forest is located in the panhandle of Alaska.
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Sitka Blacked Tailed Deer by Susan Howle

Sitka black-tailed deer, Prince of Wales Island, courtesy of Susan Howle, Tongass Project Manager

Tongass National Forest – Forest Plan Amendment

Since May 24, 2014, the Tongass National Forest has been working on a proposed amendment to the 2008 Tongass Land and Resource Management Plan (Tongass Forest Plan Amendment). The Forest Service developed five alternatives for detailed analysis in response to the significant issues, including the No Action Alternative.  Alternative 5 (Preferred Alternative) is based on the recommendations from the Tongass Advisory Committee (TAC), a formally established Federal Advisory Committee that was chartered to advise the Secretary and Chief on transitioning the Tongass National Forest to young-growth forest management. 

 

 

 

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Tongass National Forest - Forest Plan Amendment

Tongass National Forest - Forest Plan Amendment

Since May 24, 2014, the Tongass National Forest has been working on a proposed amendment to the 2008 Tongass Land and Resource Management Plan (Tongass Forest Plan Amendment). The Forest Service developed five alternatives for detailed analysis in response to the significant issues, including the No Action Alternative.  Alternative 5 (Preferred Alternative) is based on the recommendations from the Tongass Advisory Committee (TAC), a formally established Federal Advisory Committee that was chartered to advise the Secretary and Chief on transitioning the Tongass National Forest to young-growth forest management. 


The Tongass Beaver Cam

Beaver Cam

The Tongass Beaver Cam is back! The den is located on Steep Creek at the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau. You'll find the best viewing times are 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. 


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Just for Kids

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Imagine a coastal rainforest, wet, mossy, teeming with life, and –intact.  Pull on your rubber boots, we are going on a hike-to get to know the Tongass!