Event/Commercial Permits

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Special use authorizations provide use of National Forest System lands for a wide variety of activities. Authorizations are issued to commercial and noncommmercial operations which provide use of and access to these lands.  Permits are also issued for private, non-exclusive use.  Depending on the complexity of the proposal, obtaining a special use authorization can sometimes be a lengthy process. In order to facilitate this process, coordinate early with the District where you would like to operate.



Permitted Guides on the Chugach National Forest

White water rafters on Sixmile creek

A non-comprehensive list of companies authorized to guide on the Chugach National Forest

Commercially Guided Helicopter Skiing - Business Opportunities

The Chugach National Forest is determining interest in two temporary special use permits to provide commercially guided helicopter skiing on the Seward and Cordova Ranger Districts

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Commercial Filming & Photography Permits

Information about commercial filming & photography permits

Outfitter Guide Permits

Information regarding outfitter guide permits.


Recreation Event Permits

Information about recreation event permits

Noncommercial Group Use Permit

Information about noncommercial group use permits