An iceberg floating in a lake. A fire truck on a smoky country road. A sunny and snowy day in the woods, with a cabin in the background. A biker riding across a frozen lake on a lovely day. A tiny raft in front of a massive wall of glacial ice. Smokey bear on top of a parade float in the shape of a multi-tiered birthday cake. A baby moose looks up at a ranger.

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Land Management Plan - Status Update

A collage of forest-related images

On August 30, 2019, the Chugach National Forest initiated a 60-day objection period for the Chugach Nation Forest Land Management Plan Revision. The objection period ended on October 29, 2019. The publication of the legal notice of objections filed and opportunity to submit a request for interested person status for the Chugach National Forest Land Management Plan revision initiated a 10-day period in for request to participate. We are currently in the process of reviewing all of the objections. For updates and more information visit: Land Management Plan Revision webpage.

Iditarod National Historic Trail - Shared Stewardship

Get engaged in helping on the Iditarod National Historic Trail. The Forest Service is coordinating with partners, communities, and volunteers to share stewardship of this unique and historic trail system. Shared stewardship fosters the productive and sustainable use of forest lands, contributes to the economic health of rural communities through use and access opportunities, engages youth in conservation stewardship, promotes healthy, active lifestyles, and ensures we serve the communities.

These goals are only achievable with the help of Forest Service partners, grant opportunities, volunteers, Tribes, and community engagement.

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Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center

CN Avalanche Information Center

The CNFAIC mission is to increase avalanche awareness in the Turnagain area through advisories and public education. Avalanche forecasts are updated seven days a week, November-April.

Artist in Residence 2019

The 2019 Artist in Residence, Valisa Higman, shares her thoughts and her art after spending two weeks in the Nellie Juan-College Fiord Wilderness Study Area.


Forest Interns, Volunteers, and Work Crews

Engaging youth in conservation stewardship; promoting healthy lifestyles; and serving communities contribute to a vibrant America. Find out more about the many faces of our volunteers!

Chugach Children's Forest

chugach children

The Chugach Children’s Forest creates opportunities for Alaska’s diverse youth and communities to connect with the over five million acres of the Chugach National Forest.

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