Our Partners

Welcome to the Partnership page of the Chugach National Forest!

Partnerships are at the very core of how the U.S. Forest Service does business.  

The Chugach National Forest collaborates with other government agencies, user groups, non-profit organizations, and businesses to provide resources and services for the American public and future generations. There are partnerships that address almost every aspect of land management, scientific research and policy related to forests.

Visit the Guide to Partnerships for more information about partnering with the U.S. Forest Service. The Partnership Guide is a tool to help Forest Service employees, experienced partners, and first-time or potential partners work together more effectively and efficiently. The guide answers common questions about the agency’s policies and procedures, helps partners and agency employees anticipate potential hurdles, and provides contacts and other resources to help stakeholders find more specific guidance.

Working with Us CoverPartner With Us: A Look at Partnerships within the Forest Service

This guide gives a sampling of the thousands of opportunities available to potential partners to share in the stewardship of our nation's forests and grasslands.


Our Partners

Take a look at our partners on our forest – we value their time and energy and the special talents they bring to making our forest work so well.

Freinds of CNFAICFriends of the Chugach Avalanche Center

With funding help from Friends of the Chugach Avalanche Center, the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center is able to employ three full time avalanche professionals. Dedicated to enhancing avalanche awareness in Southcentral Alaska through information, outreach, and partnerships, the Friends work to bridge the gap between limited federal funding and the actual expenses of operating the CNFAIC.

The Friends of the Chugach Avalanche Center is the official 501(c)(3) nonprofit partner of the U.S. Forest Service. Their support helps ensure free information is provided to the public with the goal of reducing and hopefully preventing backcountry avalanche accidents. The CNFAIC avalanche forecasts and resources are available online at www.cnfaic.org

Alaska Geographic LogoAlaska Geographic

We manage the Chugach Children’s Forest with Alaska Geographic. U.S. Forest Service and Alaska Geographic work together to help develop, cultivate support for, and promote Chugach Children’s Forest programs that support shared missions; directly engage youth and others in a stair-step of opportunities outdoors, and; foster understanding and appreciation of the Chugach National Forest and other public lands.

The Chugach Children’s Forest includes supporting existing successful programs in local communities as well as creating new programs to fill critical gaps—all with an overriding goal of fostering a stair step of opportunities for local youth to play, volunteer, learn, and work on public lands.

environment for the americasEnvironment for the Americas

Environment for the Americas (EFTA) has partnered with the U.S. Forest Service in a variety of programs including International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD.) Since 1995, EFTA has worked to reach the Forest Service audiences through IMBD activities. EFTA has also been engaged in Wings Across the Americas, a U.S. Forest Service program coordinated throughout the National Forest System, State & Private Forestry, Research & Development, and International Programs, working to conserve habitats and populations of birds, bats, butterflies, and dragonflies. EFTA also works collaboratively with the Forest Service as a partner in the Western Hummingbird Partnership, an important program because most North American hummingbirds live in and rely on forests.

An additional program that EFTA coordinates is Celebrate Shorebirds/Celebra las Aves Players, a program that gathers data on migrating shorebirds in Colorado and along the Pacific Coast of the United States.  This program is closely aligned with International Migratory Bird Day, and it offers more in-depth opportunities to participate in actual projects that involve the scientific monitoring and data collection of migratory birds. The Cordova Ranger on the Chugach National Forest district has had an EFTA intern for five years as part of the Celebrate Shorebirds/Celebra las Aves Players program.

National Forest FoundationNational Forest Foundation

The National Forest Foundation mission is to engage Americans in promoting the health and public enjoyment of our National Forests. The National Forest Foundation developed the Alaska Fund to specifically to support the two national forests in Alaska. The funds are used to implement restoration projects to local non-profit organizations or contractors. Partners receiving awards provide additional leverage in the form of cash, volunteer labor or in-kind support. 

For residents, visitors and corporations, the Alaska Forest Fund is a simple, effective way to support Alaska’s National Forests. For non-profit partners, local contractors and rural communities adjacent to National Forests, the Fund will be a meaningful source of capital that will increase their ability to share in the stewardship of the Tongass National Forest and the Chugach National Forest. 

We couldn't do everything we do without their support