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Alaska's National Forests

Where nature, people, & tradition come together.

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Above image: Painting created by Cynthia Whalen-Nelson from her time as an artist in residence in the South Baranof Wilderness of the Tongass National Forest.
The Alaska region is home to two of the nation’s largest national forests, the Chugach and Tongass, traditional homelands of Alaska Native peoples. The Alaska Region offers amazing diversity and a multitude of uses. Learn more about the region on our theme webpage, in our bimonthly SourDough News and in our Media Toolkit.
  • Chugach National Forest

    Colorful alpine lake in the Chugach.

    A breathtaking landscape in the heart of southcentral. The Chugach is the backyard for over half of Alaskan's and a coveted destination for hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

  • Tongass National Forest

    Mendenhall Glacier reflects into Mendenhall Lake

    The nation's largest national forest covers most of southeast. The Tongass offers opportunities to view eagles, bears, spawning salmon, and breath-taking vistas of wild Alaska.

  • Alaska Forest Health

    Workers checking a spruce beetle trap

    Diseases, insects, disorders, and invasive plants impact forest health. Find reports, identification guides, and more resources for stewarding Alaska's forests.


Junior Heritage Ranger

Booklet of activities for children to become a Jr Heritage Rangers\

Explore, Learn, Respect. Hop aboard the M/V Chugach and explore the activities in the new Junior Heritage Ranger Booklet. Trek the Iditarod Trail, read a Totem Pole story, follow a maze and more! Have fun and become a Junior Heritage Ranger.

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The Last of its Kind - A History of the Wolf Creek Boatworks

The Last of its Kind - A History of the Wolf Creek Boatworks

Multiple industries and generations of people relied on facilities like the one at Wolf Creek to service the vessels they depended upon to live and work in Southeast Alaska. View the PDF version of our recently publised book, 'The Last of its Kind - A History of the Wolf Creek Boatworks'.

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