Spotlights

Wildfire Preparedness

Learn how to be Firewise at home in Alaska.

Work with us

Help us care for the land and serve people.

Southeast Alaska Sustainability Strategy

Find updates on the initial investments.

Volunteer

Alaska's National Forests could use someone like you!

Visitor Centers

Add to your enjoyment with a stop at one of several visitor centers.

NatureWatch Sites

Find wildlife viewing locations on the Chugach and Tongass National Forests.

New Alaska Region Theme

Where nature, people, and tradition come together.

Alaska Fish Art Contest

A creative learning opportunity for school-age students.

Special Use Permits

Find special use permit information.

Kenai Peninsula Winter Recreation Map on Avenza Maps

The Chugach National Forest has a new, digital map highlighting winter recreation opportunities on Forest Service land across the Kenai Peninsula. 

Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program

ANSEP, Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program partners with the Alaska Region.

Multilingual Animal Names

Hear them in a few Alaska Native languages.

Take a Hike

Find a new trail near you. Check conditions before you go.  

 

AK Mushroom Guide

Fall means mushrooms on the forests. This guide will come in handy. 

Discover the Forest

Make the forest part of your family's story. Find a forest near you on the Discover the Forest website.

Voices of the Wilderness

An Alaskan Artist-in-Residence program connecting artists with wilderness rangers.

Great American Outdoors Act

Learn about the Great American Outdoors Act in Alaska. 

Be prepared when visiting the forests

Fall weather is a reminder to be prepared for emergency situations in the forests. 

Mendenhall Transporters

Public input is sought on a proposed policy change for commercial transportation activities at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

Smokey Bear Birthday

Celebrate the birthday of Smokey Bear by learning how you can prevent wildfires.

Hemlock Sawfly in Alaska

Learn why you may be seeing more defoliated hemlocks than usual this year.

The Salmon Forest

A 30-minute documentary that explores the connection between wild salmon and life in the Tongass National Forest.

World Migratory Bird Day

Celebrate the annual spring migration of birds by birdwatching or learning about birds. Visit the World Migratory Bird Day website.

Forest Health

Feb 22-26 is National Invasive Species Awareness week. Learn about invasive plants in Alaska.

Winter Recreation

Have fun this winter and recreate responsibly.

Guide to Wildflowers

This guide highlights 50 of the most common wildflowers in Alaska's national forests.

Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area

We are working on a sustainable recreation Master Plan...

Chugach National Forest

View the 2020 annual report and storymap

Tongass National Forest

View the 2020 annual report.

Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month

View Alaska forest health highlights from 2020.

Invasive Species Apps

Download one of these apps to help with detection and reporting of invasive species.

America's Public Lands Explained

What’s the difference between a national park, national forest and national monument?

Alaska Region Strategic Plan

The Alaska Region’s Strategic Plan documents the key focus areas for the region.

Go Fish!

There's plenty of fish in the forests. Find your secret spot.

World Water Day March 22

From groundwater to glaciers, water comes in many forms in the Alaska Region. 

Shades of Green

Explore the Tongass National Forest in the Shades of Green video series.

March Madness

Follow the #AlaskaForestHealth Forest Pest Face-off on Twitter.

49 Sites in the 49th State

Special places in Alaska celebrated by the 50th Anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act.

Alaska Mental Health Trust Act

Equal value land exchange between the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority and the Forest Service.

Southeast Alaska Birding Trail

A guide to finding the best birding locations across the Tongass National Forest.

Celebrating Wildflowers

Wildflowers are blooming so plan a visit to your National Forest today. 

Alaska Region: Career Adventure I

Check out your carrer opportunities now.

NatureWatch Alaska

Summer is coming and we'd like to help you with planning your Alaska vacation. Use our interactive map to select the location in Alaska that you want to visit.

 

Upcoming Birding Festivals

Springtime marks the annual migration of millions of birds as they make their journey along the Pacific Flyway to Alaska. Join us...