Media Toolkit

Welcome to the New Year!

Your one-stop resource shop for all things MEDIA.

Greetings media partners! As you look for story ideas, research topics, or write your articles, we want to make it as easy as possible to gather the information you need. This guide was developed to help you find photos or graphics to complement your articles, and provide a wealth of Forest Service information at your fingertips.

This Media Toolkit is for your use if you are:

  • Needing a good overview of the Alaska Region Forest Service?

  • Interested in our Trending Topics?

Freezing temperatures and rain has us daydreaming of spring on Alaska’s National Forests. Check out the links below to learn about the new Alaska Region theme, a call for artists, comment periods, and upcoming pile burning.

New messaging THEME shares the many voices heard on Alaska’s National Forests

The inspiring voices of tribal leaders, Forest Service employees, and Chugach and Tongass forest partners, visitors, and multi-users highlight a 3-part video series that captures a new theme from the agency’s Alaska Region.

Calling all artists – create a masterpiece in Alaska’s wild places alongside a Wilderness expert

Artists with a love of capturing the natural world while giving back to the land have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to combine both passions into one program.

Interested creative types are encouraged to apply for the Voices of the Wilderness Artist-in-Residence Program in Alaska, being offered during the 2023 summer season. 

New options proposed for Mendenhall Improvement Project, comments sought

The USDA Forest Service is offering another opportunity for public comment on improvements to Juneau’s Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area.  

A supplemental draft environmental impact statement with three new alternatives for the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area Improvement Project was released today, opening a 45-day comment period.  

Pile-burning on Chugach National Forest

Chugach National Forest fire management staff will conduct prescribed fire activities on forest lands near Quartz Creek, Crescent Creek, and Russian River Campgrounds near Cooper Landing and near Hope Point trailhead in Hope, throughout the winter and spring.



Learning from local voices: Alaska Region hosts Alaska Native panel

Alaska Region's newest directorate

Alaska Region launches new theme Feb. 1 through videos, visuals





  • Wanting to chat with a Forest Service expert about a specific topic?    

    • We have Forest Service experts in the following areas. Please contact us if you would like to set up an interview:

      • Fisheries biologists – Interested in learning more about the fish and fishing industry in Alaska? Set up a meet and greet with one of our experts!

      • Wildlife biologists – Wildlife biologists can talk about the unique wildlife we have in Alaska and share great places for viewing opportunities.

      • Botanists & Forest ecologists – We have plant, fungi and climate change experts who would love to share what they do and more about the plants and fungi you can find in the forest as well as our changing climate.

      • Recreation Specialists – Are you curious what goes in to operating campgrounds, maintaining trails and all of the wonderful recreation opportunities we offer? Get the inside scoop by chatting with a recreation specialist.

      • Bridge & Structural Engineers – Want to know about bridges and the work that goes into Forest Service structures? Set up an interview to learn more!

      • Geographic Information Specialists – Interested in the maps and information being developed by our specialists? GIS specialists would be happy to share what they are working on.

      • Jobs and recruitment specialists – Would you like to learn about career opportunities with the Forest Service or help share job opportunities? HR specialists can help you learn about the process and current job opportunities.

      • Timber specialists – Are you interested in learning more about timber harvest and how we plan timber sales? Reach out to speak with a timber specialist and learn more!

      • Silviculturists – Do you want to learn more about tree growth, tree species and reforestation? Our experts would be happy to share more information!


Key Contacts

Regional Public Affairs

Jackie Chandler
Director, Public Affairs
(907) 586-8803

Forest Public Affairs

Chugach National Forest

Brandon Raile
Public Affairs Specialist
Chugach National Forest webpage

Tongass National Forest

Paul Robbins Jr.
Public Affairs & Partnerships
Tongass National Forest webpage