Features

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.

Iditarod National Historic Trail – Portage Curve Multimodal Connector

The Forest Service is working on a plan for a multimodal recreational path along the Seward Highway between Ingram Creek and an area north of Twentymile River. Called the Iditarod National Historic Trail – Portage Curve Multimodal Connector, this project will include constructing a critical piece of the Iditarod National Historic Trail and will provide safe, accessible infrastructure to facilitate ongoing year-round recreation in the Portage Curve area.

Voices of the Wilderness

Recognizing that today’s artists continue to link people to the land, the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service are sponsoring Voices of the Wilderness, artist-in-residence opportunities hosted in some of Alaska’s wildest and most scenic areas.

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.

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...