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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.

Draft Land Management Plan and DEIS Information

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Thank you for your participation in the review of our Draft Land Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement. We appreciate your attendance at the nine open houses and your submission of comments. We are now in the process of reviewing and evaluating the over 4000 comments we received.

Documents and information associated with the draft Land Management Plan can be found on our Land Management Plan Revision webpage.

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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

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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.


Portage Curve – Recreational Connector

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The Chugach National Forest is proposing to construct a multimodal recreational path along the Seward Highway between Ingram Creek and an area north of Twentymile River.

Public Comment Sought for Heli-skiing Temporary Permits on Cordova RD

Map showing temporary Heli-ski Authorization zones in the Tasnuna and Scott-Sheridan Glacier Area.

The Cordova Ranger District is seeking public input to identify any specific concerns related to temporary permitted heli-skiing opportunities. Comments accepted from Aug.16 through Aug. 30.

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