Be Bear Aware

Safety in bear country when camping or hiking begins before you set up camp or hit the trail.

Fire Safety Information

The most important thing members of the public can do to help during the 2020 fire year is help prevent human-caused fires.

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

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.

Portage Curve – Recreational Connector

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.

Ride the Train to Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop!

Visit a backcountry paradise only accessible by rail. A Chugach National Forest Ranger leads hikes or explore on your own before catching the train back from the wilderness.

Visiting Your Chugach National Forest

Get the Chugach National Forest Visitor Guide to help plan your trip. Take the train, visit the Cordova Shorebird Festival, or tour the interactive exhibits at Begich, Boggs Visitor Center.

Chugach Children's Forest

Get Out. Go Wild. Change the Future.

Visit the new Chugach Children’s Forest website and see how it leads to exciting opportunities for Alaska’s youth and communities.

"I Love the Chugach!" Vote!

In celebration of Valentine’s Day 2020 we’ve made some changes to the "I Luv the Chugach National Forest" stickers. Now we need some help narrowing down the choices.

Carter Lake Trail Work

Chugach Children’s Forest created a new youth crew to engage on the forest. The Chugach Forest Conservation crew is made up of youth from Alaska who work with forest staff.

Sterling Highway MP 45-60 Project

The Forest Service proposes a project-specific Forest Plan amendment to make this route consistent with the Chugach Forest Plan related to Federal Highway Administration Record of Decision.

National Visitor Use Monitoring Program

This summer you may see Chugach National Forest employees at recreation sites and along Forest Service roads conducting interviews of visitors...

State of the Chugach 2012

Every year the Forest publishes its annual State of the Chugach. Find the PDF version here.

The Chugach Whistle Stop Project

Climb on board a railroad adventure found nowhere else in the United States...

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.

Chugach National Forest 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.

Be Bear Aware!

You may have seen a large wooden box outside one of our offices. It is part of a bear-resistant canister loan program started on the Glacier Ranger District a few years ago.

Temporary Special Use Permits to Provide Commercially Guided Helicopter Skiing

We are determining interest in temporary special use permits to provide commercially guided helicopter skiing on the Cordova Ranger District.

Helicopter Business Opportunities

The Chugach National Forest is determining interest in two temporary special use permits for commercially guided heli-skiing on the Seward and Cordova Ranger Districts for the 2019 season.

Agents of Discovery - Portage Valley

The award winning mobile gaming application Agents of Discovery has come to Portage Valley and the Begich, Boggs Visitor Center.

Videographer Captures Wilderness

Voices of the Wilderness 2016 Artist in Residence, Beau Sylte's film about the Nellie Juan-College Fiord Wilderness Study Area inspires people to explore their public lands.

The myalaskaforests blog

Check out current happenings on both the Chugach and Tongass National Forests on our blog, Sponsored by the National Forest Foundation.

Become an Alaskan Artist in Residence

The Voices of the Wilderness artist residency creates artwork that communicates the meaning of public lands. Learn how to become an Artist in Residence here.

Resource Advisory Committee Funding Available

Kenai Peninsula-Anchorage Borough and Prince William Sound Resource Advisory Committees request for proposals due May 20th, 2016.

Kenai-Russian River Collaborative Public Process

The Chugach National Forest is consistently looking for ways to reduce human-bear conflicts in the Kenai-Russian River area. Click the link for more information.

Celebrating 50 Years of American Wilderness

U.S. Forest Service and Alaska partners begin year-long celebration of 50th anniversary of Wilderness Act

Chugach Cabins

Travelers from all over the globe are ready to reserve these 180 days in advance, so plan ahead...

Classrooms for Climate

Find audio files and images of the Conference which took place on UAA campus and was sponsored by UAA and Chugach National Forest.*