KMRD, KRAC, and SCA students deliver first of forty new picnic tables

Ketchikan Misty Fiords Ranger District, in cooperation with the KRAC and SCA have completed assembly and delivery of the first new picnic table at Signla Creek Campground.

Anan Wildlife Observatory event recognizes safety, access improvements

FS leadership, the WCA Tribal Government, the Wrangell Borough, and Wrangell Chamber of Commerce gather recognize recent improvements to the Anan Wildlife Observatory

Fish, fun in Kake for 20th annual kids’ derby

More than 100 kids attended the 20th annual Kake Kids’ Fishing Derby on July 1, 2017. 

Just for Kids

Imagine a coastal rainforest, wet, mossy, teeming with life, and intact. Pull on your rubber boots, we are going on a hike to get to know the Tongass National Forest.

Juneau artist Sharron Lobaugh honored at Mendenhall Glacier

Family of the late artist Sharron Lobaugh gathered at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center to remember the long-time Juneau artist who donated her artwork for the 2017 season pass.

Building a pool, increasing salmon yield in Lena Beach

The temporary repair is meant to hold until the permanent restoration work begins, scheduled for 2018 under the Lena Beach Renovation Project.

Sawyers remove hazard trees with traditional tools, skills

In April, fifteen people, mostly Forest Service employees and a pair from the non-profit group Trail mix, received cross-cut saw certifications at all levels.

Tongass Cuts into the National Saw Policy to prepare for summer

In April and May the Hoonah, Juneau, and Yakutat Ranger Districts trained & certified employees, NCC Crews, and Trail Mix Inc. persons on power saw use.


Ribbon cutting ceremony opens Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center’s new bookstore

The bookstore will be open year round. Strengthening the connection to the Juneau community is the greatest benefit of bringing in their new partner, Discovery Southeast.

River rangers protect people, wildlife, habitat on the Situk

River rangers bring conservation education to people by sharing conservation knowledge and a culture of stewardship with Situk river users.

Forest Service, community start Tlingit potato garden

Forest Service staff, students, and community members, gathered at the Sitka Ranger Distict April 14, to plant Tlingit potatoes—kunz, in Tlingit.

University students, AmeriCorps NCC volunteers help the Tongass

At the end of March, dozens of excited and energetic volunteers arrived in Southeast Alaska, ready to get involved in the hands-on work of managing their national forest lands.

2017 Hummingbird Art Show Schedule

The petite but mighty Rufous Hummingbird is the mascot of the festival. Join us in welcoming this pennyweight flyer and other migratory birds back to Ketchikan, Alaska.

Tongass Ranger receives 2017 Tongass Collaborative Stewardship Group award

ANGOON, Alaska – Admiralty Island National Monument and Hoonah Ranger District Ranger Chad VanOrmer received the 2017 Tongass Collaborative Stewardship Group award, on February 8, 2017.

Southeast Alaska Discovery Center dedicates theater, new Peratrovich exhibit

The little-known story of Elizabeth Peratrovich and her fight against racism in Alaska will now be shared with many of the million-plus visitors who arrive in Ketchikan each summer.