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, visit

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Alaska State Fish Contest Open for Students!

A drawing of a king salmon

Alaskan students, kindergarten through 12th grade, have a unique opportunity to show off their artistic talent and their love of Alaska’s state fish – the King Salmon by competing in the first ever Alaska State-Fish Art Contest. For more information visit our Learning Center page.

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. Submitted objections can be viewed and meetings are scheduled to resolve objections. For updates and more information visit: Land Management Plan Revision webpage.

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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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