Welcome to the Chugach National Forest

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Yes, it is blueberry season on the Chugach!

The Chugach National Forest asks the public to please recreate responsibly. Law enforcement and/or search and rescue operations may be limited due to COVID-19 issues. High-risk activities and backcountry activities that increase your chance of injury or distress should be avoided. We encourage you to follow public health guidelines regarding social distancing while you recreate in National Forests.

For forest-specific recreation closures, please contact the local office or explore our website. For more information about how the Forest Service is responding to COVID-19, click here.

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Chugach National Forest - Annual Report 2020

Annual Report 2020

In a year when COVID-19 has made so many people feel disconnected, this year’s Chugach National Forest 2020 Annual Report is all about connections.

Land Management Plan - Status Update

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April 16, 2020 the Chugach National Forest released the Final Record of Decision for its 2020 Land Management Plan. The land management plan will guide all management decisions and activities such as the preservation of cultural and historic resources, recreation, subsistence use, and wildlife habitat management on the 5.4 million-acre Forest. The 2020 Land Management Plan will allow for flexible, active management of the landscape to foster sustainable, productive use of the national forest, while balancing the need to maintain healthy and resilient forest ecosystems and to help provide economic stability to help meet the needs of nearby communities.

For updates and more information visit: Land Management Plan Revision webpage.

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The Chugach Whistle Stop Project

Chugach Explorer engine at Whistle Stop

Climb on board a railroad adventure found nowhere else in the United States...

Be Bear Aware

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Safety in bear country when camping or hiking begins before you set up camp or hit the trail.


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!

Fire Safety: Know Before You Go!

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Enjoy the beauty of Alaska but do your part to help prevent wildfires.  Always practice campfire safety and keep wildfire prevention in mind, regardless of weather conditions.

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