29th Annual Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival

Discover the Magic of Migration at the 29th Annual Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival

Join over 12 million shorebirds and migrate to Cordova, Alaska  May 2nd -5th 2019.  The 29th Annual Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival celebrates the magic of migration with presenters and artists from the Pacific and Atlantic flyways and perspectives from three countries. Activities and fun abound throughout the festival weekend with guided viewing excursions, expert speakers, classes, workshops, and social events.   For a complete festival schedule and information on events, visit coppershorebird.com

Draft Land Management Plan and DEIS Information

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.

Voices of Wilderness Artist in Residence Program

The Voices of the Wilderness artist residency is a unique opportunity. Participating artists are paired with a Nellie Juan-College Fiord Wilderness Study Area wilderness specialist.

Portage Curve Multimodal Connector Project

INHT Portage Curve logo

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.

Celebrating 40th Anniversary of Iditarod Trail as National Historic Trail

This year, along with partners, we are celebrating the Iditarod National Historic Trail by organizing volunteer stewardship events along the southern trek of the Iditarod National Historic Trail in and near the Chugach National Forest. Join us for these events as we work together on this network of trails commemorating historic sites, events, and features.

Chugach National Forest opens Begich, Boggs Visitor Center

Chugach National Forest opens Begich, Boggs Visitor Center on May 26th welcoming guests from surrounding communities and from around the world. Located on the northwestern shore of Portage Lake in Portage Valley, the visitor center was built on the terminal moraine left behind by Portage Glacier almost a century ago. Begich, Boggs Visitor Center will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

Great Day-Trips on the Chugach

Here are some great ways to see the Forest one day at a time. These day-trips could be a starting off point for the next grand adventure, and can stand on their own as vacation defining destinations.

Know Before You Go - Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center

If you are planning to head out to enjoy the snow, being prepared is your best defense against accidents. Know before you go by putting a visit to the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center Website (or calling the hot line at (907) 754-2369) at the top of your list of things to do and consider attending an Avalanche Safety course – check out the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center calendar.

Revision of the Land Management Plan for the Chugach National Forest

The USDA Forest Service is preparing the Chugach National Forest’s revised land management plan (Forest Plan) under the guidance of the 2012 National Forest System Planning Rule.

February 19, 2016 last day for public comments during this phase of the Proposed Forest Plan - please check back for updates.

Visit Forest Planning for the Proposed Forest Plan Revision process, support documents and maps, and to get engaged.

Cooper Lake Hydropower Project Interagency Advisory Committee

The annual meeting of the Cooper Lake Hydropower Project Interagency Advisory Committee (IAC) will be held from 10:30 am – 4:30 pm December 12, 2018 at the Chugach National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 161 E. 1st Avenue, Door 8, Anchorage, AK 99501.

Job Opportunities

Find out about job opportunities on the Chugach and Tongass National Forests.

Kenai Peninsula's Stream Watch Program

While many of our group normally take to the stream to wet a line and tangle with one the Kenai’s legendary salmon or huge native trout, today we have gathered for perhaps a more noble effort, to help protect the fishery we love.

Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center Readies for Season

The Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center, in partnership with Alaska Pacific UniversityAlaska Avalanche Information Center, and the American Avalanche Association will host the 2017 Southcentral Alaska Avalanche Workshop on Friday, November 3rd at APU Atwood Building from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Explore Your Backyard

The Chugach National Forest - Adventure within Range

Any time is a good time to spend some time on the Forest. Read more to find out a few of the great things to do and places to visit on the Chugach during the coming year.

Placer River Trail Bridge is now complete

The Forest Service has built the longest clear span, glue laminate, timber truss bridge in North America.

As part of the Chugach National Forest Whistle Stop Project, contractors are assembling two 112-foot sections on either side of the Placer River near the current Spencer Glacier Whistlestop...